Austins Bridge - Austins Bridge

Published Wednesday 24th October 2007
Austins Bridge - Austins Bridge
Austins Bridge - Austins Bridge

STYLE: Country
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 24339-13137
LABEL: Daywind 8715102
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RELEASE DATE: 2007-07-31
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by Ian Hayter

Austins Bridge is Mike Kofahl, Jason Baird and Justin Rivers, a young trio whose debut on Daywind Records is an accomplished set of rocking new country songs which are eminently singable and infectiously rhythmic. Bubba Smith is the producer and he has clearly brought the best out of this group. The opener, "He Will Carry You", sets the scene for the rest of their eponymous album, although the country influences get stronger as the tracks progress. With excellent support from (amongst others) Tommy White on pedal steel and dobro, Aubrey Haynie on fiddle and Ilya Toshinsky on banjo and mandolin, the three front men turn in some great performances on "I Am Free", "Dry Bones", "Jesus You Are" and nine other strong songs, the majority written by Justin Rivers. I suspect we haven't heard the last of these guys.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. He Will Carry You [Listen]
2. Dry Bones [Listen]
3. His Burden's Light [Listen]
4. He's In Control [Listen]
5. I Am Free [Listen]
6. This Is Love [Listen]
7. I See Daylight [Listen]
8. Life's Too Short [Listen]
9. Native American Prayer [Listen]
10. History Turned The Page [Listen]
11. What I Shall Believe [Listen]
12. Jesus, You Are [Listen]

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