STYLE: Country RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 164729-26105 LABEL: StowTown 476389 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2017-05-26 RRP: £12.99
Reviewed by Dave Brassington
This fine album was a breath of fresh air from start to finish, a very traditional bluegrass line up of guitar, fiddle, mandolin and bass, augmented by the very considerable talents of Little Roy Lewis on 5 string banjo, allied to the fine lead vocals of Lizzy Long. Here the team perform a bevy of good new and strong gospel material such as the very catchy "Today Is Gonna Be A Brighter Day" and stirring "That's The Power In The Blood." The Oak Ridge Boys add their considerable vocal talents to "Dinner On The Ground". Full marks to Ernie Haase's StowTown Records for not only producing and releasing such a top quality music group, but for searching out new material rather than recording the 88th version of a, say, Bill Monroe gospel classic! There a couple of non-gospel songs here including a mighty fine version of the Louvin Brothers classic "When I Stop Dreaming", complete with some sublime harmony.
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There's something about the comfort of home...the sights, the smells the sounds, they soothe the soul. While listening to the music of The Little Roy & Lizzy Show, something transports you to another time and place. Suddenly the air is sweet and the mind is put at ease. Going Home is a project that will please both Bluegrass traditionalist as well as Southern Gospel audiences. It's packed with familiar songs of yesterday like the popular Louvin Brother's' When I Stop Dreaming to new and original compositions co-written by GMA/Dove Award winning Lizzy Long. The Oak Ridge Boys team up with this popular band on the toe-tapping single, Dinner On The Ground. Fans of Blue Highway, the Chuck Wagon Gang and The Grascals will be eager to add this album to their collection.