"Jail BREAK" - 2015

PRODUCED BY JIM VAN CLEVE
An album of mostly original songs, JAIL BREAK debuted at #16 nationally in November 2015 on the Bluegrass Today radio chart. 

Cindy also went on to win third place in the bluegrass category in MerleFest’s Chris Austin’s Songwriting Contest in April of 2016 with her title cut “Jail Break”.

 
"JAIL BREAK" FEATURES AN ALL-STAR CAST OF BLUEGRASS MUSICIANS:

SAM BUSH & AARON RAMSEY - MANDOLIN
BRYAN SUTTON & SETH TAYLOR - GUITAR
SCOTT VESTAL - BANJO
ROB ICKES - DOBRO
TODD PHILLIPS - BASS
JIM VAN CLEVE - FIDDLE
RHONDA VINCENT - GUEST VOCALIST
Pictured below from left to right are Rob Ickes, Todd Phillips, Sam Bush, Cindy G, Jim VanCleve, Seth Taylor and Scott Vestal.

Cindy & Jim VanCleve

 

 

"The greatest thrill for me as a songwriter is hearing my one voice, one guitar songs turned into musical masterpieces by these immensely talented and accomplished musicians."

 

Cindy G

"Jail Break" is a 12 song CD of mostly original songs, all penned by Cindy herself, except for one co-write with Ron Hall of NJ .... "Wilds of Wise County".   She included two bluegrass cover songs with arrangements by Ron Hall, the old Osborne Brother's classic "Ruby, Are You Mad" and "Sitting On Top of the World". 
 
Her writing reflects mostly true stories, recalling local legends and folklore from anywhere she's been .... "Sounds of War" from a Lee County Virginia Civil War story, "Wilds of Wise County" from a Wise County Virginia ghost story, "Hexie" about the "Witch of the Hills" from Somerset County Pennsylvania, "Living Picture (The Story of the Mather Mine)", from Greene County Pennsylvania .... and even "Waiting For the Train" about a NYC subway train and Cindy's experiences while living in NYC.  Jim's vision just took this song over the top as far as rip-roaring bluegrass goes! 
 
Other songs on the CD are older songs from Cindy's repertoire that weren't written as bluegrass songs, but Jim wanted to include just the same.  They came out beautiful and may fit Cindy's moniker, "Bluegrass Music With A Twist".  But there is plenty of "truegrass" ... "She Walks These Hills" is a gritty bluegrass song with a gripping story with a twisted plot.  The title cut "Jail Break" ... featuring Rhonda Vincent as a guest vocalist, is a bluegrass lover's anthem through and through and characterizes what bluegrass music is all about!

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"Producing this project with Cindy has been both a pleasure and a privilege!  Rarely do I get to work with someone as professional, as driven, and as visionary as she has been throughout the process.  She is obviously both a talented songwriter and performer, but perhaps equally as important, she is a DOER.  A strong character, an emotional connection to her material, and in general, a great big heart ... all this comes out in her craft.  It's been a great experience putting this project together with her, and I am very much looking forward to the music community becoming great friends with her, just as I have!"

 

Jim VanCleve

Jail Break Producer (August 2015)

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 "Great singing, song writing and high energy performances all around!  Congrats on a great new project!  Looking forward to hearing more out of this talented singer/songwriter."

 

Rob Ickes

1,0000,00 Time IBMA Dobro Player of the Year (August 2015)

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"Of Cindy G's performance, there can be little doubt. Her vocals have an impact and the timbre, tone and delivery are all very good. The title song, with its hard-hitting rush about escaping a love gone bad with a 'Jail Break' is a standout.  This is solid effort full of good songs and performances."


Bill Wagner, Bluegrass Unlimited March 2016

(about Cindy’s G's "Jail Break" album)

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“She’s a forceful and confident singer …

 …. story-songs seem to be strength of hers.

Check out this album if you are interested in a new and different song-writing voice.”

 

Henry Koretzky, Bluegrass Unlimited June 2014

(about Cindy’s first bluegrass album “The Road”)