Solid Ground Back from the good as dead, Ricky Skaggs starts Solid Ground like a house afire, using Vince Gill and Alison Krauss on backup for a… Solid Ground Back from the good as dead, Ricky Skaggs starts Solid Ground like a house afire, using Vince Gill and Alison Krauss on backup for a… Ricky Skaggs Country
Music Review

Solid Ground (1995)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Lead Performance: Ricky Skaggs; Genre: Country

Back from the good as dead, Ricky Skaggs starts Solid Ground like a house afire, using Vince Gill and Alison Krauss on backup for a lively set that updates his bluegrassy sound with sitar and power guitar. Then he ruins it with sentimental moralizers: ''Cat's in the Cradle'' by Harry Chapin, and ''Can't Control the Wind,'' in which a dad teaches his son life's important lessons. Except, maybe, to quit while he's ahead.

Originally posted Nov 17, 1995 Published in issue #301 Nov 17, 1995 Order article reprints
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