STYLE: Country RATING 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.
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