Broken Record Records
This is a wonderful project of original material from Jim and Lynna Woolsey. Written in a modern bluegrass style with a traditional edge, these songs could be welcome additions to anyone’s repertoire. With Jim on guitar and Lynna sharing the vocals, this album includes Randy Kohrs (resonator guitar), Mike Sumner (banjo), Mark Fain (bass), Clay Hess (mandolin), and Tim Crouch (fiddle). Songs of adversity, songs of faith, songs of love and songs of life all fill this project.
Titles include a tale of wanderlust in “Wheel In His Hand,” the sadness in a relationship in “I’m The Best You’ll Ever Do,” the recovery from an illness with “She’s Gonna Fly,” fond memories of youth in “River Road,” the gospel of “Will You Be Ready,” and just plain getting old in “Road That Brings You Home.” Also included are “Gypsies In A Wagon,” “Letter From The City,” “Runaway Train,” “Rude Jenne,” and “Back To Tennessee.” The arrangements and harmonies augment the lead vocals, and the instrumental backing lets the lyrics ring through. This collection of family stories and true emotions mixed with the grit of life are sure to become a favorite of many. (Broken Record Records, 678 W. River Rd., Petersburg, IN 47567, www.jimandlynnawoolseycom.)BF