OneStat.com Web Analytics

Still Learning

LonesomeRiverBand.jpg

Longtime bluegrass favorites Lonesome River Band’s latest effort blends several significant moments into a single story line. The music drifting from an old RCA record player brings back home-grown memories on “Record Time Machine,” though nostalgia alone is not enough to keep a rambling, heartbroken musician in one place for long, as the catchy “Goodbye Wheeling” laments. The protagonist’s wandering ways catch up with him on “Jack Up the Jail,” a bluegrass romp with fleet-fingered fiddling by Mike Hartgrove and classically driving banjo by bandleader Sammy Shelor. The album’s central character gets back on a healthy road as the band’s velvet-smooth sound takes center stage on “Love Me Again.” The arresting “40 Days” is built around a pulsing bass line and saucy fiddle melody, topped with the perfect vocal blend of Andy Ball and Brandon Rickman, while “As Wild as I Get” is a moody, country-inspired tune. The boys might claim they they’re still learning, but here, this outfit proves it can still deliver the musical goods after 25 years in the business.

Don’t miss an issue! Subscribe to Nash Country Weekly.

Comments

Recent Music Posts More

More News

He’ll salute Lionel Richie alongside John Legend, Demi Lovato and Meghan Trainor.
Martina Helps Launch “Band Against Cancer” Campaign.
Band's album left off Billboard country charts.
“It feels so good to be back on the road,” singer says of The Storyteller Tour
He says Jessica Chastain will play Tammy Wynette.