Scott Law: Black Mountain
Itâ€™s typical for Scott Law to share a stage with all the biggest names in jam and bluegrass music, but the 11-song Black Mountain positions his musicianship squarely at the forefront. Though the covers are strong (Danny Barnesâ€™ â€śGet It While You Canâ€ť and Lester Flattâ€™s â€śIâ€™ll Stay Aroundâ€ť) this album reflects Lawâ€™s own vision. The instrumentals (four in total, including â€śMelindaâ€™s Reelâ€ť) highlight his expert, soulful guitar playing as a bandleader, and all of the tracks feature talented friendsâ€”from Darol Anger on fiddle to Aoife Oâ€™Donovan and Nicki Bluhm on vocalsâ€”enriching the sound. â€śLeave the Leavinâ€™ Up to Youâ€ť is the perfect amalgamation of Lawâ€™s style: vintage strings meet high-lonesome harmonies on a new classic that will have you humming for days.