Wayne Taylor, former director of the US Navy’s Country Current, has released his latest CD, Movin’ On. Like his previous solo efforts, and his ones with Appaloosa, the record consists primarily of Taylor’s original songs, punctuated by a few folk and bluegrass classics.
Eight of twelve tracks are Wayne’s, with covers of The Dillards’ Old Home Place, Scarborough Fair, and Dark Hollow concluding the track listing, along with a new Tex-Mex song, Hills Of Sonora, by David Parker.
Assisting in the studio were Emory Lester on mandolin and guitar, Keith Arneson on banjo, Kene Hyatt on bass, Gaven Largent on reso-guitar, and Rickie Simpkins on fiddle and viola. Wayne plays guitar and sings lead, with harmony vocals contributed by Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley.
An especially nice touch is the painting that serves as the cover by North Carolina folk artist Charlie Frye. It echoes the theme of one of Wayne’s songs, Red Is The Color, which was written about a close friend from South Dakota, Jim Red Cloud, who suffered the loss of his son a few years ago.
Movin’ On will be available later this week from Taylor’s web site, and for download purchase from CD Baby.