Jim and Valerie Gabehart have announced the release of their latest album, I was Raised in a Railroad Town.
The 12-track CD – there is a “bonus” track introducing daughter Amy Taylor doing one of her originals – includes four Gabehart originals, other new songs such as the title track penned by Kevin Williamson, a David Morris, John Miller collaboration – Forever Waltz – and a couple written by band member John “Buckwheat” Green, who helped Gabehart write the Gospel song He’s The Only One Who Cares.
Other selections include Rex Gosdin’s I Couldn’t Love You More, Garland Shuping’s If This Old Church Could Talk, Curly Putman’s Green Green Grass of Home and Nobody’s Business, which has its roots in the blues and to which Jim Gabehart adds some of his own lyrics.
Assisting Jim Gabehart (banjo and vocals) and Valerie Gabehart (guitar and lead vocals) on the sessions that took place at Eagle Canyon Music, Lebanon, Tennessee, were band-members Brandon Shuping (mandolin) and John “Buckwheat” Green (bass and vocals); and guests Steve Thomas (producer, engineer and fiddle player), Randy Kohrs (resophonic guitar) and Dave Kirkey (who assisted with the engineering duties).
You can hear excerpts of all tracks in the Gabehart’s online store from where you can order a copy of I was Raised in a Railroad Town.
Full track listing ….
- I Couldn’t Love You More (2:55) – (Rex Gosdin, V.L. Haywood, F.R. Haywood; BMI)
- Forever Waltz (2:41) – (David Morris, John Miller, Paddle Faster Publishing; BMI)
- Shoulder to Cry On (1:49) – (John Michael Green, Little Wheat Publishing; BMI)
- I Was Raised In A Railroad Town (3:57) – (Kevin Williamson, Sweet Run Music; BMI)
- If This Old Church Could Talk (3:01) – (Murray Garland Shuping, Wild Country Publishing; BMI)
- Can’t Live With Him (2:37) – (James W. Gabehart; BMI)
- My World Wouldn’t Be So Cold and Blue (2:59) – (John Michael Green, Little Wheat Publishing; BMI)
- Marital Bliss (2:40) – (James W. Gabehart; BMI)
- WatsitCald (2:50) – (James W. Gabehart; BMI)
- He’s The Only One Who Cares (2:56) – (John Michael Green, James W. Gabehart; Little Wheat Publishing; BMI)
- Green Green Grass of Home (3:55) – (Claude Putman, Jr., Sony/ATV Tree Publishing; BMI)
- Nobody’s Business (2:22) – (Public Domain, additional lyrics: James W. Gabehart; BMI)
- Wallflower Beauty (3:07) (Amy Taylor; BMI)
Category: Bluegrass recording news
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Richard F. Thompson is a long-standing free-lance writer specialising in bluegrass music topics.
A two-time Editor of British Bluegrass News, he has been seriously interested in bluegrass music since about 1970. As well as contributing to that magazine, he has, in the past 30 plus years, had articles published by Country Music World, International Country Music News, Country Music People, Bluegrass Unlimited, MoonShiner (the Japanese bluegrass music journal) and Bluegrass Europe.
He wrote the annotated series I’m On My Way Back To Old Kentucky, a daily memorial to Bill Monroe that culminated with an acknowledgement of what would have been his 100th birthday, on September 13, 2011.
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