Bluegrass Reinventions of Compositions from Yoakam's Extensive Catalog Co-Produced with Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton) & Jon Randall (Songwriter of "Whiskey Lullaby")!
Dwight Yoakam's new album, Swimmin Pools, Movie Stars... reflects the love for bluegrass music that the singer/songwriter developed at an early age in Kentucky, and that has inspired him for many years thereafter. Yoakam's choice to partner with Sugar Hill for this release speaks volumes about the seriousness of this endeavor; Sugar Hill and its sister label Rounder have long been at the forefront of bluegrass, roots, and Americana music.
For the making of this album, Yoakam assembled a band of bluegrass luminaries to reinterpret favorites from his catalogue of gems. The 11-track album features Yoakam compositions from his extensive catalog. The project was produced by 9-time Grammy winner Gary Paczosa (Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton), Jon Randall (songwriter of "Whiskey Lullaby") and Yoakam, recorded at both Southern Ground Studio (TN) and the legendary Capitol Records Studio B in Los Angeles and mixed by Chris Lord Alge.
For the recording, the production team gathered together a world-class band of bluegrass's current greats including Grammy winner and 9-time international Bluegrass Music Association Guitar Player of the Year Bryan Sutton on guitar, Grammy winner Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, 14-time Grammy winner Barry Bales on bass, Adam Steffey on mandolin (Alison Krauss), and Scott Vestal on banjo (Sam Bush). The LP also features harmony vocals by Jonathan Clark, Brian Whelan, Davey Faragher and newcomer Bryan Joyce.