The highly anticipated solo project from Mike Bentley dropped this month to rave reviews! Mike is a veteran grasser from eastern Kentucky and has been fronting Cumberland Gap Connection (CGC) for the past ten years. Mike has one of those wonderfully unique voices that is recognizable immediately and can effortlessly sound impeccable doing a wide range of styles from upbeat traditional grass to heart stirring ballads. The project contains a "whose who" of writers, pickers, vocalists, and production folks. Let me name drop a little here... Alan Bibey, Ronnie Bowman, Wyatt Rice, Rob Ickes, Shawn Lane, Tim Stafford, Jason Moore, Justin Jenkins, Rod Smith, Greg Luck, and Charli Robertson (w/ Flatt Lonesome).
An absolute "A List" of writers provide some of the best new tunes tracking today... Daniel Salyer, Harley Allen, Ronnie Bowman, Wayne Taylor, Chris Harris, Larry Cordle, Larry Shell, Bert Colwell, Chris West, Keith Garrett, Tim Stafford, Scott Patrick, Jeff McClellan. Mike is an accomplished writer as well as tremendous vocalist and guitarist. He has had songs recorded by many of the top bands in bluegrass and was a finalist in last year's Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Competition. He has included one of his own songs on the project as well.
There is indeed something for everyone's taste on this project! Even if you don't consider yourself a diehard fan of bluegrass, you will enjoy this one for sure! The project is available on cdBaby, iTunes, amazon, and google play. You can access any of these from the CGC website by clicking HERE!
Way to go Mike! This one is OUTSTANDING!!!