Friday, June 4, 2010
ROUGHSTOCK RAVES ABOUT BENTLEY'S 'RIDGE' ALBUM
When word came down that Dierks Bentley would be covering U2’s “Pride (In The Name Of Love)”, (in bluegrass fashion, no less!), this country singer’s motivations were immediately questioned in some quarters. After all, what connection could this Nashville guy have with an Irish band’s song that praises the Martin Luther King, JR legacy? Yet Bentley’s version works perfectly because he doesn’t try to slap a faux bluegrass vocal over this track’s acoustic instrumentation. Instead, he sings it with a sincerity that cannot be questioned. And it works. The same can be said of Bentley’s overall bluegrass leap with Up on the Ridge. Instead of the sound of Bentley putting on a bluegrass hat, this fine release sounds more like a natural progression.
Read the rest of the review here.