Church House Hymns, Vol. II was recorded with his road band, Continental Divide, and features 12 Gospel favorites performed with David’s distinctive, plaintive baritone. Veteran band mate and vocal collaborator Randy Graham sings the tenor parts and contributes lead vocals on a few tracks as well.
David says that he had a lot of work to do when he was ready to start touring again in December, after recovering from some health issues that kept him off the road for a couple of years.
“Job one was to hire the right band, and I have no doubt that we’ve found the right combination. In addition my long time partner, Randy Graham, and former Kentucky state fiddle champion, Steve Day, we’ve teamed up with two incredibly gifted performers, Matt Wallace, on bass, and multi-instrumentalist, Josh Hymer, on banjo and finger picked guitar.
We are extremely proud of our first project together. These guys play and sing with intensity and finesse, which comes through loud and clear in Church House Hymns, Vol. II. I had no illusions that this would be easy, but we love this music and the folks associated with it on every level, and that makes it all a labor of love. We’ve having a ball.”
The music on Church House Hymns, Vol. II sounds wonderfully fresh and alive, and played with sparkling intensity by this crack bluegrass band. Here are a few audio samples:
Power In The Blood: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/power.mp3]
Get In Line Brother: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/getinline.mp3]
At The Final Destination Called Home: [http://traffic.libsyn.com/thegrasscast/final_destination.mp3]
Great stuff. Matt Wallace is singing bass on Get In Line Brother and Dale Perry on At The Final Destination Called Home.
Autographed copies of the CD can be ordered from David’s web site.