I want to apologize for putting this off so long, it is
just too good. April Taylor is a special talent who has
a remarkable CD with a great collection of songs.
takes me back to another time, not so long ago, like
Martina or Patty Loveless of the 90s. Her producer, Tony
Mantor, does a great job of recording this collection of
songs by some of Nashville's best writers. This disc has
that big sound of a big studio in Nashville, which are
dying out by the way. Pedal steel, fiddle, some real
good country, lead guitar.
Not a bad
song on the whole CD.
my favorites are "Being Tough" - a slow ballad that
showcases her rich vocals. This is a real good studio
band with a couple of easily recognized names, like Owen
Hale on drums, Bruce Bouton on pedal steel, and Joe
Spivey on fiddle and mandolin. T. Wild does an excellent
job playing the electric guitar parts. Mixed and
Mastered by Frank Green, who also does an excellent job.
Live like that," the title track, is excellent.
Mid-tempo with some great piano, fiddle and Dobro. This
is a real cohesive recording, with lots of songs, full
of southern imagery, and songs of love and life.
Home" is a real great song about a mom running the show
while her husband was at war.
Taylor is a real attractive lady who is not just another
pretty face, this gal can sing and knows how to do it
with emotion and candor. The more I listen to these
songs, the more meaningful the lyrics are to me. Kudos
to the bass on this disc, Alison really plays some
great bass locked in with the drums played by Owen Hale.
Great country CD, my advice, get yourself one.