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The bluegrass band, Unlimited Tradition was formed by Ray Craft in 1993. They are one of the most impressive of all the young bands in Bluegrass music. The five member band has an impressive professional history and a style that is unmatched in the industry. While keeping to the roots of Bluegrass music, Unlimited Tradition pushes the limit of tradition to develop a sound that is fresh and unique, combined with excellent original material.
In 1994, Unlimited Tradition released its debut album, Lost in Time. The album earned good reviews for the new group, and the title track landed on the National Programmer's Top Five list. It was followed by She's Gone, recorded under the Doobie Shea Records label with producers Tim Austin & Dan Tyminski. Tracks on this sophomore effort include "I Ain't Gonna Cry Anymore," "Bound to Get Burned," "Broken Hearted Crying Time Again," and "Blinded By Love." After the release of this recording Unlimited Tradtion was hailed by some as the hottest new band to come along since the Johnson Mountain Boys.
Lead vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist- Ray Craft
Tenor vocalist, guitarist- Scottie Sparks
Banjo player- John Lewis
Bassist- Jason Hale
Mandolin player and Baritone Vocals- Shayne Bartley
Each of these musicians has made their mark in the music business having worked with a who's who of Bluegrass and Country Music's elite. Ray Craft worked with Rock County, and Bartley with The Lost and Found, Charlie Sizemore and Dave Peterson and 1946, The Beachley and Scott Band, Hearttown, The Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show, and was part of Brooks and Dunn's Neon Circus Tour in 2003. Sparks is the current guitarist with Lost and Found. Hale worked with Ronnie Bowman and Country singer, Daryl Singletary.