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Moody Blues Honored with — and Appear on — All-Star Bluegrass Tribute Album

Nashville’s finest pickers have come together again to honor The Moody Blues with Moody Bluegrass Two…Much Love, which was released this week. The album is the follow-up to 2004's Moody Bluegrass and Moody Bluegrass Live.

The album features current Moody Blues members Justin Hayward, John Lodge and Graeme Edge, plus band co-founders Mike Pinder and Ray Thomas. The band is honored by an assortment of Music City’s finest, including Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien, Harley Allen, Peter Rowan, Jan Harvey, Ronnie Bowman, Emma Harvey, Larry Cordle, John Cowan, Jon Randall, David Harvey, Tim May, Andy Hall and Andy Todd.

“We have had so many cover versions of our songs over the years, but none have stood out like this," Thomas said.

For more information, visit moodybluegrass.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.