Doyle Lawson is 74, but age sure hasn’t stopped him from continuing his legacy of recording and promoting traditional bluegrass music. Not only does he keep a rigorous tour schedule, he records his own music, as well as produces other top acoustic artists. He has numerous industry awards as well as two Grammy nominations to his credit, and they are once again nominated for IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year for 2019. An award they have already won eight times.
Earlier this year Doyle, and his band, Quicksilver, traveled to the Czech Republic where they recorded his latest project for Billy Blue Records, Live in Prague. The set was recorded at the beautiful Dlabacov Hall – Pyramida theatre in downtown Prague on January 26, 2019 to a sold out audience.
The 14 song album includes previously recorded tracks such as the hit, “Little Girl,” the often requested Gospel classic, “On The Sea of Life,” and the ever-popular, “I’ll Be True While Your Gone,” along with new arrangements of never-before recorded songs by the group including, “Living Like There’s No Tomorrow,” “Leaving On Her Mind,” and “Shenandoah Breakdown.”
Doyle Lawson started playing with J.D. Crowe and the Kentucky Mountain Boys in 1966. In September 1971, he began an eight year stint with The Country Gentlemen before leaving in 1979 to form what would become Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. The early years of the band would include bluegrass greats like Jimmy Haley, Lou Reid, Terry Baucom, Randy Graham, Russell Moore, Scott Vestal, and Ray Deaton, just to name a few.
In 2012 Doyle was inducted into the IBMA Bluegrass Hall of Fame. Doyle and the band received Grammy nominations in 2016 and 2017. Live In Prague is available now on Billy Blue Records.