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Bluegrass Headquarters

by Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakers

11th album by one of the leading bands in the European bluegrass scene.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stay True to Your Heart
2:26 album only
2. Bluegrass Headquarters
2:16 album only
3. Okinawa Waltz
2:59 album only
4. I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
2:02 album only
5. The Ballad of the White Death
2:55 album only
6. Drop C Ride
2:27 album only
7. Walking in Jerusalem Just Like John
1:53 album only
8. Ode to Bluegrass Mandolin
3:59 album only
9. Road to Tammelund
2:49 album only
10. Put the Bible Back to School Rooms
2:33 album only
11. Bitter Tears
2:11 album only


Album Notes
Jussi Syren and the Groundbreakers has been playing their hard driving style of bluegrass since 1995. Besides their native Finland they have been performing in six European countries and nine US States. Their albums have received highlight reviews in music media – such as Bluegrass Unlimited and Country Music People. Their songs have got airplay all over the world.

The Groundbreakers’ style is a little different from other current day bluegrass groups. Their style was born in smoky honky tonks and crowded bar rooms where you have play hard and holler loud. Even today most of the venues they play are that kind. The Groundbreakers’ sound is not far from the 1960’s bluegrass groups who worked in Baltimore and Detroit bars.

The mandolin playing lead/tenor singer Jussi Syren has been in bluegrass circles since early 1980’s. His ”close to the bridge picking” and rough hewn Ralph Stanley-type vocals have become his trademarks. He is also a profilic songwriter.

On the new album Michael Cleveland, Grammy Award nominee bluegrass fiddle player, joins in as a special guest on two tracks.



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