Luanne Hunt - The Singles Sessions

Published Thursday 18th October 2012
Luanne Hunt - The Singles Sessions
Luanne Hunt - The Singles Sessions

STYLE: Country
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 127471-19427
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: Digital Only Mini-album

Reviewed by Dave Brassington

Luanne Hunt is a country music veteran who was recently showcased on a Christian Hotdisc compilation. The opener "Carolina Moon" sets the mood for an easy listening experience, an un-named man then joins her for a duet on "Leader Of The Band" before a very young girl (her daughter?) introduces "The Pine Of The Dogwood" which describes the curse of the Dogwood Tree due to it being the wood that the cross of Jesus was made of. Obviously this is one of those Christian stories or myths that you choose to accept or not as the case may be. Interestingly this appeared in mainstream country circles in the 1950s via a popular recording by Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper of "The Legend Of The Dogwood Tree", which in my opinion is a much better recording. The remainder of the tracks all follow a nice and easy flavour but after a while one longs for something more upbeat. The same un-named male and the young girl reappear later, the latter to introduce "Paper Moon". All the way through the CD there is gentle backing accompaniment which includes guitar piano and fiddle. To progress further, some more thought should go into Luanne's recordings, as while she has a nice voice it really needed something more up tempo to excite.

The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.

Interested in reviewing music? Find out more here.

Reader Comments

Posted by Steve in Los Angeles, CA @ 16:44 on Jan 2 2013

Michelle Mills from DaBelly Magazine had this to say about "The Singles Sessions:

"I have been following singer/songwriter Luanne Hunt's career for quite some time and she never disappoints. The title of her latest - and eighth - effort, "The Singles Sessions," is slightly misleading, as I expected a clutch of songs dealt out without any particular order and perhaps they all are "singles," but the album flows smoothly, keeping you listening from beginning to end. Part of this can be attributed to Hunt's beautiful voice, as well as the talented musicians behind her, but the rest is the selection of tunes, all country and folk based.

This is an overall soothing listen, but don't be fooled-- it won't lull you into a stupor, as there is much diversity here too. "The Singles Sessions" will please country and folk fans with ease, as well as anyone seeking an album that can be played almost anywhere.

The opinions expressed in the Reader Comments are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms.

Add your comment

We welcome your opinions but libellous and abusive comments are not allowed.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. By clicking 'Send comment' you consent to Cross Rhythms storing and processing your personal data. For more information about how we care for your data please see our privacy policy.