MARK NEWTON BAND 'Hillbilly Hemingway'

MARK NEWTON BAND 'Hillbilly Hemingway'

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Newton has a track record of putting out well-crafted, excellent Bluegrass records, and this is probably his best to date, maybe even surpassing his wonderful ÒFollow Me Back To The FoldÓ album that won Recorded Event Of The Year in 2001 (REB-1764, $ 13.99). What makes this new CD stand out is a fine selection of material and the superb touch of producer Carl Jackson, who knows how to combine the best elements of hard Bluegrass and mainstream country music, ending up with a lovely, thoroughly professional contemporary sound (JacksonÕs fairly recent Louvin Brothers tribute album, which won many plaudits & garnered big sales is a good example of his work). This is a gem of an album for anyone (like me) who has a soft spot for the nostalgic & sentimental: there is a distinct thread that runs through the best of the songs here, including the title song about Hank Williams. Powerful songs in this vein are OLD DIRT ROAD, JacksonÕs HOME FOLKS and JESSE & ME, and my favorite, the poignant ITÕS A GOOD TOWN TO DIE IN. In addition, thereÕs a lovely vocal by NewtonÕs bass player Beth Lawrence, BLESSINGS, an exciting STILLHOUSE ROAD, and a fine gospel quartet in WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS. But every track is good: thereÕs no weak material on this great albumÑHIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Artists:

  • MARK NEWTON
  • CARL JACKSON
  • CLAY HESS
  • ANDY BALL
  • JOHN WHEAT
  • BETH LAWRENCE
  • STUART DUNCAN
  • ROB ICKES
  • TONY CREASMAN
  • ALICIA NUGENT
  • RANDY KOHRS

Track Listing:

  • HILLBILLY HEMINGWAY
  • HOMEFOLKS
  • IT'S A GOOD TOWN TO DIE IN
  • ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT
  • STILLHOUSE ROAD
  • FRAULEIN
  • WHEN THE TRUMPET SOUNDS
  • OLD DIRT ROAD
  • WHAT ABOUT YOU
  • BLESSINGS
  • DOWNFORCE
  • JESSE AND ME