Sounds Like Home

Sounds Like Home

by Steve Gulley
     
 

Based on the chronology of the famed bluegrass singer's career, it was possible that this infectious, very traditional-sounding, and wonderfully lively genre recording might have been a one-off before Steve Gulley focused on his new trio, Grasstowne; the lead singer of Mountain Heart since their inception in…  See more details below

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Based on the chronology of the famed bluegrass singer's career, it was possible that this infectious, very traditional-sounding, and wonderfully lively genre recording might have been a one-off before Steve Gulley focused on his new trio, Grasstowne; the lead singer of Mountain Heart since their inception in 1998, he officially left the band at the end of 2006. The interesting thing about this transitional project is that Gulley surrounds himself with some key members of his former group throughout the 14-track collection: fiddler Jim VanCleve, mandolin player Adam Steffey, and bassist Jason Moore. The four create a true swan song to Gulley on the lively, autobiographical "Mountain Heart," in which the singer declares where his heart will always lie. The rest of the disc is pure down-home bluegrass joy, with equal parts folk, gospel, and pop in the mix. "You Couldn't Pay Me to Care" is a lushly harmonized, sparsely arranged breakup ballad, but he runs into more lively territory from that point, with Ron Stewart's banjo propelling the clever "Livin' It Down" and the explosive singalong jam "Big Rock in the Road." Gulley ventures into traditional Southern gospel territory with the glorious spiritual "Prepare to Meet Thy God," then takes things back to Earth with wife Debbie Gulley on the traditional weeper "My Elusive Dreams." But not for long, as a few tracks later he defers lead vocals to his dad, Don Gulley, on a very traditional arrangement of "Nearer My God to Thee." With this diverse solo debut, Steve Gulley truly pays homage to all his inspirations, earthly and divine.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2007
Label:
Lonesome Day
UPC:
0880259001023
catalogNumber:
10
Rank:
314361

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Gulley   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals,Tenor (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
Doyle Lawson   Mandolin,Vocal Harmony
Dale Ann Bradley   Background Vocals,Baritone (Vocal),Vocal Harmony
J.D. Crowe   Banjo
Clay Jones   Guitar
Jason Moore   Bass
Jeff Parker   Vocals
Tim Stafford   Guitar,Baritone (Vocal)
Adam Steffey   Mandolin,Bass (Vocal)
Tim Crouch   Fiddle
Randy Kohrs   Guitar,Guitar (Resonator)
Barry Abernathy   Banjo,Vocals
Jim VanCleve   Fiddle
Ron Stewart   Banjo
Russell Moore   Vocals,Tenor (Vocal)
Don Gulley   Vocals
Debbie Gulley   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Tiim Crouch   Fiddle
Vic Graves   Vocals
Shawn Lane   Vocals

Technical Credits

Red Smiley   Composer
Don Reno   Composer
Danny Barnes   Composer
Fred Rose   Composer
Tim Stafford   Composer
Steve Gulley   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Nancy Terzian   Graphic Design
Elmer C. Burchett   Composer
Lorne Rogers   Composer
Buster Turner   Composer
Michael Latterell   Engineer
Hank Williams   Mastering
Randall Deaton   Audio Production

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