Hale was at one time lead singer and guitarist for J.D. Crowe's New South, and he has a generally good CD of contemporary Bluegrass here (if you don't mind some electric instrument sounds on a couple of cuts, and fairly heavy percussion). There are nice versions of SAVIOR SAVE ME FROM MYSELF, WHEN TIMES WERE GOOD and WAVES OF SORROW, plus a well played instrumental (DIRT POOR). If you can skip over one awful cut (SIR DUKE) this is a solid and enjoyable record. Helping out are Shawn Lane & Alicia Nugent on harmony vocals, and Scott Vestal, Wayne Benson, Randy Kohrs, Ernie Sykes and Steve Thomas provide good instrumental backup.