With the 2020 pandemic and the Corona virus, live and performance music essentially came to a stop. That was something none of us had ever contemplated or planned for, and let's face it, what is a world without live music? We were determined to keep musicians playing music without risking their safety or the safety of others. We recorded several "at home" videos to keep music alive, all done to professional audio standards, and filmed with smartphones and cameras. We hope you enjoy the results!
April 2021 -The Country Store featuring Billy Troy and Ray Legere on the country classic (Don Gibson) "Sea of Heartbreak." Featuring Chip Bach-Mandolin, Hugh Moore-Banjo, John Fussell - Guitar
The delay in the completion of this video was caused when Billy Troy contracted a severe case of COVID-19 and was in intensive care in Omaha in January 2021 for more than a week. He recovered to sing his part in April. A special appearance on Ronnie Reno Live on Bluegrass Music TV addresses the whole situation in detail.
Recorded in September and October, 2020 The Country Store brings Billy Troy to the stage to remake the1952 Flatt & Scruggs Classics, I'll Go Stepping Too and Someone Took My Place With You, featuring fiddler Ray Legere in the style of the legendary Benny Martin. Despite how it appears, these videos were filmed and recorded separately in each participant's home studio and with their personal cameras (or smartphones). It's how we have to do it right now, but the music still lives on.
|Someone Took My Place With You - The Country Store|
(l-r Ray Legere, Chris Sharp)
|I'll Go Stepping Too - The Country Store|
(l-R Ray Legere, Hugh Moore, John Cloyd Miller, Billy Troy, Zack Mondry, Chris Sharp)
Recorded in August, 2020. Bobby Osborne sings I Can't Stop Loving You.
He may be 88 years old, but the legendary Bobby Osborne (The Osborne Brothers) proves he can still sing in a style and a range others can only imitate. In this COVID-19 "at home" video, Bobby tackles the Don Gibson classic, "I Can't Stop Loving You." Joining in on the fun are key longtime Osborne Brothers band members Ronnie Reno and Glen Duncan. Enjoy!
Recorded in August 2020 - The Country Store joins the gang in Dorothea Lange's famous photo from 1939 and sings another Flatt & Scruggs classic, The Old Hometown. Features Hugh Moore - Banjo & Vocals, Joseph Terrell - Mandolin. Chris Sharp - Guitar, Ray Legere - Fiddle, Sachie Sharp - Bass.
Recorded in July 2020 - The Country Store features a remake of the 1951 Flatt & Scruggs Classic, My Darling's Last Goodbye.
FEATURING: Hugh Moore - Banjo & Vocals, Chris Sharp Guitar, Ray Legere - Fiddle, Sachie Sharp - Bass, Joseph Terrell - Mandolin.
Here is a video from April 2020 featuring two OMS Records Recording Artists, Bobby Osborne and Billy Troy. This was done, as implied, in remote locations during the "Stay at Home" portion of the COVID-19 pandemic. Billy Troy, Bobby Osborne, Hugh Moore, Bobby Osborne, Jr., Allyn Love, Ray Legere.
Recorded in May 2020, this second COVID-19 session with audio from OMS Records' Camp Adventure Studio. Featuring MIPSO lead singer Joseph Terrell, along with Patrick Terrell, Hugh Moore, Dan Mahoney, and John Fussell.