"While reviewing some new CDs and music for The Grass You Love, I happened upon East of Monroe. Before I realized it I had listened to the entire project! Great album! Above all else, a great listening album! Highly recommended!"
-Kenneth Berrier, "The Grass You Love" on WEHC Emory, Virginia & WOPI Bristol, Tennessee
"I love East of Monroe CD By the River's Edge, the music and the voices are perfect.
my favorite songs are
"Say What You Mean"
"East Of Monroe’s debut album titled By The River’s Edge has been six years in the making. The recording represents two different lineups, but sounds surprisingly cohesive reflecting the excellent songwriting of current members Gary Alan Ferguson and Jackie Frost and former member Emily Timberlake. The album fits comfortably in the contemporary bluegrass genre, using the standard lineup of guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, resophonic guitar (Dobro), and bass, but stretching so
"East Of Monroe is a new bluegrass group based in Virginia and Maryland, made up of experienced musicians who have gotten together to focus on original music written primarily within the group. Members include Billy Budd on bass, Gary Alan Ferguson on lead guitar, Jackie Frost on rhythm guitar, Lisa Kay Howard Hughes on mandolin, Wally Hughes on fiddle, and Terry Wittenberg on banjo. Their debut album, By The River’s Edge, has just been released and the band has selected a fo