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  1. says:

    I have to be honest I've heard bluegrass and been to a show or two but to know the history of it or the intricate details I know nothing I know a little now My little monkey absolutely loves bluegrass I listen to music all the time and she just loves music But unexplainably she adores bluegrass So it was pretty neat to learn some things about the music she loves I liked this book It explained a little how historic and life changing the Opry is I got to know some of the forefathers and mothers of country and bluegrass music But here's what stood out to me the most Skaggs attributes most of his success on the support of his parent's It was very important for me to read this now He says that everything he learned about God and religion he learned from his mother just by doing what she did He said his love of music and commitment came from his father in the uite way that he encouraged him and was always patient I took out of this book what I want for my daughter I saw how this things can change and form a person Being a positive praying influence on my baby is what I want That is what I learned from this bookFrom sabersspursandapinkstetsoncom


  2. says:

    Very folksy aw shucks auto bio with fascinating stories about working with Bill Monroe Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris among other greats This book is about his music but also very much about his Christian faith lots of religious content Players and gearheads will enjoy the detailed talk about particular guitars and mandolins and other instruments throughout


  3. says:

    Skaggs talks about his early life born in 1954 in rural Kentucky his musical parents and his development as a mandolinviolinand guitar player His earliest influence after his parents was Bill Monroe famous bluegrass musician The book was a good combination of his family musical development musical groups he was a part of his great love for bluegrass and his love for the Lord The book ualified as a Christian autobiography Lots of wisdom God calls us to be faithful not famous You can always tell a Texan You just can't tell him much If you look back over your shoulder you'll plow a crooked row Summary The greatest success I've had is family success knowing my kids love the Lord just as I do


  4. says:

    Just about anyone interested in bluegrass andor country music would be predisposed to welcome Ricky Skaggs' new autobiography A musical prodigy who at age 6 played on stage with Bill Monroe Monroe handed over his famous Lloyd Loar mandolin for the performance Skaggs was featured on a show the next year with Flatt Scruggs Later on as a teenager he joined Ralph Stanley's bluegrass band along with his friend and future country music star Keith Whitley; this led to stints with the Country Gentlemen and J D Crowe and the New South Thereafter following a brief period with his own influential group Boone Creek Skaggs was hired by Emmylou Harris Perhaps that experience whetted his appetite for a type of commercial country music that contained echoes of traditional bluegrass; in any case after leaving Harris Skaggs fronted his own country band that reeled in a number of Grammys Eventually however with his commercial popularity on the wane and his personal life under strain Skaggs decided to return to his roots as a bluegrass musician and for the last fifteen years or so he and his celebrated band Kentucky Thunder have been at the forefront of contemporary bluegrass musicClearly Ricky Skaggs is an essential part of the history of bluegrass and country music and Kentucky Traveler tells his story in detail adding many interesting nuggets that could only come from an insider Co author Eddie Dean who also co authored Ralph Stanley's excellent autobiography Man of Constant Sorrow does a workmanlike job here usually capturing Skaggs' down home modes of expression ain't gonna etc but occasionally lapsing unpredictably into his own voice which makes for a jarring contrast to the idiolect favored by his subjectOverall there's a lot to like about Kentucky Traveler Unfortunately there's also a lot to dislike Despite Skaggs' obvious desire to represent himself as a humble man he seems to harbor an underlying arrogance that often seeps through the pages For example some of the later chapters begin with epigraphs from other writers extolling Skaggs' musical talents an unnecessary form of self promotion that I don't recall encountering in anyone else's autobiographical writing Far objectionable is Skaggs' irrepressible Scripture uoting that in the worst cases goes on for pages at a time and it's all the irritating in light of the simplistic theological glosses that accompany it Granted Skaggs is a man of religious faith but there's a big difference between trying to live a Christian life and thrusting Biblical messages in the face of everyone you meet in defending the latter approach Skaggs categorizes himself with the apostles Peter and JohnPerhaps the height of Skaggs' evangelical temerity is displayed in his description of a conversation he had with Bill Monroe who at the time was virtually on his deathbed Skaggs apparently wanted to satisfy himself that Monroe had gotten right with Jesus One might suppose that the great Bill Monroe whose legacy includes legendary recordings of bluegrass gospel music wouldn't have needed that sort of intrusion Why did Skaggs think otherwise? Well earlier in the book he suggested that Monroe and many other first generation bluegrass musicians were hypocrites since they sang gospel music But they didn't talk about the faith most of 'em weren't living it and they didn't pretend to For them 'Hymn Time' was great music but just part of the show However in the deathbed conversation Skaggs learned that Bill Monroe got saved as a little boy on an occasion when hearing a hymn from the churchyard drove him into the church house to commit himself to Christ a precious moment which assured Skaggs that Mr Monroe was all right after all This episode might be taken to show that embracing a faith doesn't reuire one to advertise it but any such interpretation seems to lie beyond Skaggs' graspThere's a brief moment in the book when Skaggs seems to recognize that his evangelizing may have been over the top When I was twenty six having country hits and talking about Jesus in front of twenty thousand people I hadn't learned the lessons that actions speak louder than words I was too sure of myself in my own conviction But that insight appears to have evaporated uickly for the remaining hundred pages of Kentucky Traveler remain full of relentless Bible thumping capped by a multi page homage to Billy Graham in Chapter 20In addition to his preachiness Skaggs' interpretation of clean living seems hypocritical in some instances and downright silly in others He didn't have much to lose by asking the editor of Country Music magazine to eliminate its lewd advertising but he saw no problem in joining a national tour sponsored by a cigarette company I tried to explain that I wasn't encouraging anybody to light up or take a chew or dip snuff And to keep his song lyrics clean and decent he insisted on changing the curse word bitch to rich in his cover of one of Guy Clark's songs On another occasion he altered a line by Larry Cordle from sure could use a good cold beer to Lord I ain't been home in years HallelujahFor the most part the production uality of Kentucky Traveler is very good enhanced by sixteen pages of photos printed on high uality glossy paper Unfortunately no index is included a significant omission in view of the large number of useful entries that one might have contained Still its various disappointments notwithstanding bluegrass and country music enthusiasts will find Ricky Skaggs' autobiography worthwhile It contains plenty of substantive material and even with its pompous elements factored out it convincingly establishes the high value of Skaggs' musical legacy


  5. says:

    uite an interesting look into the life and career of this marvelously talented musician Some reviewers cut Ricky down for including so much commentary on religion and the part it's played in his life and while it might seem a bit excessive at times the bottom line is that I am actually proud to see Ricky unashamed to profess his faith andy for including his religion in his narrative While it at times might seem excessive I personally admire that he unashamedly talks about his beliefs and their importance in his life; perhaps if we had people involved with kindness understanding and following God's word there would be a whole lot less suffering and a lot happiness in this world today which seems to be going to hell in a hand basket This is a good read even so if you're a fan of Country andor Bluegrass music


  6. says:

    In Kentucky Traveler Ricky Skaggs the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music gives a warm honest one of a kind memoir of forty years in music—along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential Guide to Bedrock Country Songs a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroesFor readers of Johnny Cash’s autobiography lovers of O Brother Where Art Thou and fans of country music and bluegrass Kentucky Traveler is a priceless look at America’s most cherished and vibrant musical tradition through the eyes of someone who has lived it


  7. says:

    Informative book on the life career of Ricky Skaggs as well as history of Bluegrass music


  8. says:

    A must read fir Ricky Skaggs fans


  9. says:

    Ricky's voice is as clear as mountain air in this excellent autobiography that spills over with his passion for music family and God


  10. says:

    Fascinating history of Bluegrass music and how to stay real in the music world


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In Kentucky Traveler Ricky Skaggs the music legend who revived modern bluegrass music gives a warm honest one of a kind memoir of forty years in music along with the Ten Commandments of Bluegrass as handed down by Ricky’s mentor Bill Monroe; the Essential G Very folksy aw shucks auto bio with fascinating stories about working with Bill Monroe Ralph Stanley and Emmylou Harris among other greats This book is about his music but also very much about his Christian faith lots of religious content Players and gearheads will enjoy the detailed talk about particular guitars and mandolins and other instruments throughout Janet Evanovich Three to Six Four-Book Set (Stephanie Plum, enjoy the detailed talk about particular guitars and mandolins and other instruments throughout

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Uide to Bedrock Country Songs a lovingly compiled walk through the songs that have moved Skaggs the most throughout his life; Songs the Lord Taught Us a primer on Skaggs’s most essential gospel songs; and a bevy of personal snapshots of his musical heroesFo uite an interesting look into the life and career of this marvelously talented musician Some reviewers cut Ricky down for including so much commentary on religion and the part it's played in his life and while it might seem a bit excessive at times the bottom line is that I am actually proud to see Ricky unashamed to profess his faith andy for including his religion in his narrative While it at times might seem excessive I personally admire that he unashamedly talks about his beliefs and their importance in his life; perhaps if we had people involved with kindness understanding and following God's word there would be a whole lot less suffering and a lot happiness in this world today which seems to be going to hell in a hand basket This is a good read even so if you're a fan of Country andor Bluegrass music