is the fourth album of this much celebrated
bluegrass group, as they grow into their ever
evolving sound. The Grascals are not traditional in
sound, but traditional in spirit, with a modern feel
to the sweet recording in the twelve great songs
featured here on The Famous Lefty Flynn's.
Whether they are cooking on a fast song or
harmonizing on a slow ballad, The Grascals have a
sound that is their own. New to this CD is the award
winning young Kristin Scott Benson, who adds her
highly skilled banjo playing to the mix. This
talented young lady released two CDs of her own,
before joining up with The Grascals, a great fit.
I reviewed their last disc, Keep Walking On,
and I find a much more empowered group here.
Everything fits together well in a great mix. They
start out doing a fast driving bluegrass version of
"Last Train To Clarksville", originally recorded by
A song written by Grascal Jamie Johnson, "My Baby's
Waiting On The Other Side", really takes off with
nice lyrics and some great banjo and mandolin.
The Steve Earle penned "My Old Friend, The Blues",
has an old time country side to it with some pedal
steel by Lloyd Green. A very good version with lots
Another mid-tempo song titled "Up This Hill and
Down" has some great hooks, just love Scott's banjo
interplay with the mandolin. They play together like
they have been doing it for years.
Similar to this is the song "I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome"
(Monroe, Williams), a classic old time country song
done with a bluegrass twist.
The Twelfth song is a beautiful gospel song. "Give
Me Jesus". The instruments are more in the
background on this track, while the sweet vocals
take the front of the mix. Both country music and
bluegrass fans should love this great effort.
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