// Origin: Tennessee
// Genres: Bluegrass
// Label: Turnberry Records
// Its Gonna Take a Train • QMEZE2143109
// The First One To Love You • QZMHE2100500
// Don't Let Nobody Tie You Down • QZMHE2100501
// Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) • QZMHE2100502
// The Best Dressed Beggar In Town • QZMHE2100503
// Dixie Hoedown • QZMHE2100504
// Here Without You • QZMHE2100505
// Sweet Little Sixteen • QZMHE2100500
// East Bound Freight Train • QZMHE2100507
// Grass is Greener In The Mountains • QZMHE2100508
// The Crossing • QZMHE2100509
// Cloud of Dust • QZMHE2100510
Turnberry Records has announced the latest album release from Nashville vocalist and mandolinist Luke McKnight. "Best Dressed Beggar In Town" showcases Luke's talent through multiple genres of music. Luke actually comes from bluegrass royalty, as the grandson of mandolin maestro and bluegrass icon Jesse McReynolds.
As a teen and a young man, Luke performed as a member of Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys, and he took that opportunity to learn the tricky cross-picking style his grandfather pioneered on the mandolin. After leaving Jesse’s group, he formed and performed with a band called McReynolds Tradition, including two of his cousins, as well as a solo artist.
After a career as a firefighter and a turn as a bus driver, McKnight is ready to return to the world of bluegrass music he learned as a boy.Luke says that he is eager to get his new music out to the market, and offers a tease of what will be included.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’ll be released as soon as possible. Content-wise, you never know. I don’t consider myself a traditional bluegrass artist per se… you never know what I’m gonna come up with. I’m not a big fan of ‘genre.’ I just don’t like the word. I’m just a fan of good music.”
Listeners can purchase the new album from the link above or at their local record stores. The album is also available now on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and wherever music is streamed.