New Day

New Day

by Claire Lynch
     
 
Claire Lynch is blessed with sort of voice that's practically perfect for bluegrass -- high and clear, but with enough force to express a wealth of emotion and a sense of drama that never overplays its hand or feels like grand-standing. Lynch's admirable willingness to put her personal life and the needs of her family ahead of her career, however, means she doesn't

Overview

Claire Lynch is blessed with sort of voice that's practically perfect for bluegrass -- high and clear, but with enough force to express a wealth of emotion and a sense of drama that never overplays its hand or feels like grand-standing. Lynch's admirable willingness to put her personal life and the needs of her family ahead of her career, however, means she doesn't get into the studio as often as some of her peers, and 2006's New Day is the first new music from Lynch since Lovelight in 2000. However, fans will certainly feel this album was worth the wait. New Day matches Lynch with a core of fine pickers -- including David Harvey on mandolin, Missy Raines on bass, and Jim Hurst on guitar -- and some great guest musicians, including Alison Brown and Stuart Duncan, who can turn up the heat on up-tempo numbers like "Leavin' on That Evening Train" while sounding spare and subtle on "Long After I'm Gone." Lynch produced the set, and chose some superb songs for herself (and wrote three of them herself) while keeping the arrangements and audio simple and uncluttered. But Lynch is the real star of this show, and while never betraying her essential modesty, New Day is a lovely showcase for her gorgeous vocal instrument. She can summon up the spiritual mysteries of "Only Passing Through" and "I Believe in Forever" as easily as sharing the girlish joy of "Fallin' in Love," and every note she sings on this disc sounds lovely, honest, and from the heart. A new album from Claire Lynch is always a gift, and New Day is one present sure to put a smile on your face.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/28/2006
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661056329
catalogNumber:
610563
Rank:
132257

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claire Lynch   Primary Artist,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Alison Brown   Banjo
Larry Atamanuik   Drums
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
David Harvey   Mandolin,Mandola,Vocal Harmony
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Andrea Zonn   Fiddle
Charlie Cushman   Banjo
Missy Raines   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Ben Surratt   Vocal Harmony
Jim Hurst   Guitar,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Patty Loveless   Author
Pat Alger   Composer
Pierce Pettis   Composer
Dennis Linde   Composer
Claire Lynch   Composer,Producer
Austin Cunningham   Composer
David Harvey   Assistant Arranger
Peter Holsapple   Composer
Jess Leary   Composer
Mac McAnally   Composer
Chris Stuart   Liner Notes
Missy Raines   Assistant Arranger
Ben Surratt   Engineer,Assistant Arranger
Jim Hurst   Assistant Arranger
Lindy Robbins   Composer
Morgane Hayes   Composer
Henry Hipkens   Composer
Liz Rose   Composer

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