It's strange sometimes how things work, as well as work out. But through the years much has been said and written regarding the task of holding together a Bluegrass Band. It does not matter if we are talking a National, Regional or Local talent, this task is very much the same and just like life itself. You do what you have to do to make it all work out while giving it your best efforts.
In 1986 The Suggins Brothers began an 20-year run with public performances across numerous cities and counties throughout this great country of ours. Like ever city and venue in which we have ever visited and played, change was found.
Ronnie Davis has stepped in and stepped up, Bass in hand and is ready to go. Ronnie originally hails from Jasper, Georgia but for the last 30+ years calls Aiken, South Carolina his home. Ronnie is a rock solid person and a great addition to have playing the bass. Ronnie D. has been playing our kind of bluegrass bass for a long, long time and we are excited and very much looking foreword to the next generation and with Ronnie D. holding that rock solid bass beat.
Having the faith to move Mountains is a good thing, but knowing someone who knows someone from the mountain produces Jim Major. Jim is from Manchester, Tennessee and now calls Georgia home. Jim plays multiple styles of Mandolin, sings baritone and aside being a longtime friend of Ronnie D's is the chosen one. Jim is a welcome addition and is without question, he is excited and ready to do his part.
The Suggins Brothers are looking forward to 2006 and beyond. We have a new line up, new photographs, new tee shirts and a brand new recording in the works and set to be released in mid 2006 as we hit the ground running.
We hope to see you soon and when you meet the new additions, we know you will not only make them welcome but see that with a little bit of change you get a whole lot more of the same.
We would like to give a special thanks to all the folks who came out for our show and to the fine folks at Everettâ€™s Barn for giving us the opportunity to make this live recording a possibility.
Everett's Music Barn has been picking its way through Saturday nights since 1970 when the barn was first built. We though it was only fitting that we enter our 20th year playing bluegrass music with a live recording at one of the longest running bluegrass venues in the country.
Our special thanks to Ms. Diane for all the fine hospitality, Roger Everett for the MC work and all of his many years of dedication to our music, and finally to Roger Posten for manning the board and graciously hitting the record button.
Most of all we especially want to thank our families, friends and fans that have supported us for years while we fuel our addiction to this music.
With this recording, we welcome Ronnie and Jim to the family and know that you will agree, some things never change.
The Suggins Brothers
Mike, Ken, Ronnie D. & Jim
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2. Ramblin Fever
4. So Afraid Of Losing You Again
5. Don't Give Up On Me
6. I Cried Again
7. I'll Break Out Again Tonight
8. Girl I Love Don't Pay Me No Mind
9. You'll Forget
10. The Way I Am