Bobby Osborne, one-half of the legendary bluegrass group, The Osborne Brothers, will release his first-ever solo album on February 21, 2006. The album is titled Try A Little Kindness, and will include bluegrass classics like "The Fields Have Turned Brown," and "Mansions For Me," but will also include covers of Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and Paul Simon's "Father And Daughter."
Bobby, who played for fifty one years with his brother Sonny, has been out on his own since November of 2004 when Sonny retired due to ill health.
For those of you not as well-versed in bluegrass, you'll remember the Osborne Brothers for their 1967 song about a mountain in Tennessee that his become not only the University of Tennessee's fight song, but an official state song, "Rocky Top." They have been members of the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame for eleven years.
The brothers were early proponents of "progressive bluegrass," which gained widespread popularity with college students. They are known to be influences on the Greatful Dead's late leadman, Jerry Garcia.
Check out Bobby's site: Bobby Osborne & The Rocky Top XPress.