From the opening pluck of the banjo to the final strum of the fiddle, Dollar, the newest album from Bluegrass vocalist and guitarist Bo Isaac, is a poetic bridge between the roots of traditional Bluegrass history and the trials we face in the modern world.
Tracks on Dollar span from the topical title track, an ode to the frustrations we all face in a stagnant economy, to quick-picking toe-tappers such as “John Henry” and “Flat Footin’ Tennessee.” There is something for every music lover to connect with or find an escape from troubles.
“We wanted to reach people to distract them from the world events going on today - the economy, the war, the unsettled and stressed life we have all become accustomed to.” Bo says. “We wanted to distract everyone from that, if only for just a few songs.”
Accompanied on the album by a talented band of Rounders friends, Bo has created a 13-song collection that reflects not just his personal music history, but also the spirit and musicianship that encompasses the genre.
The Rounders are a rotating cast of players who join Bo in the studio and on the road. Rounders featured on Dollar include Elmer Burchett, Randy Thomas, Zach Rambo, Steve Thomas, Buck White and Haley Burchett.
Through collaboration with this talented group, Dollar came to fruition, and with it Bo Isaac proves how timeless the tradition of Bluegrass truly is, even in a shifting musical landscape.
As his musical journey progresses, Bo Isaac will continue to keep Bluegrass alive, and Dollar is just another step on his mission to play the music he grew up learning and loving.
To learn more about Bo, visit the biography page!