Bill & Gloria Gaither & Their Homecoming Friends - Country Bluegrass Homecoming Vol 2
STYLE: Southern Gospel RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50275-DVD452 LABEL: Gaither Music Group SHDVD4805 FORMAT: DVD Music video ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2008-11-28 RRP: £11.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
Like its sister volume featuring performances filmed to look like they emanate from a country barn, this opens brilliantly with the Gaither Vocal Band leading off with "Jesus And John Wayne", not only a very catchy song but definitely the most country item this particular ensemble have ever recorded. Maybe one day the song will turn out to be a great country hit! There is so much great music to enjoy from people like The Grascals, Ernie Haase And Signature Sound and the veteran bluegrass picker Larry Sparks. But if I had to pick a couple of favourites it would again be Rhonda Vincent And The Rage with "I Heard My Saviour Calling Me", bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley's "I Am The Man Thomas" and ex-Statler Brother Jimmy Fortune on "I Believe". The latter song was written on the death of Jimmy's mother and on it he is accompanied by Dailey And Vincent, who then perform a knock out version of "By The Mark" written by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch. Excellent throughout - though the sound balance between instruments and voices isn't always great.
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This unique Homecoming gathering offers the very best of three musical worlds… country, bluegrass and gospel music. From seasoned hall-of-famers and pioneers to young up-and-comers, this musical melting pot celebrates the common thread of faith that runs through these three distinct musical genres through a mix of gospel classics and new favorites featuring performances by: the Gaither Vocal Band, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, The Booth Brothers, Marty Stuart, The Grascals, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Rhonda Vincent, Larry Sparks, Ben Speer, George Jones, The Isaacs, Ralph Stanley, Gordon Mote, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jimmy Fortune and Vince Gill.