Whatcha Gonna Do

Whatcha Gonna Do

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by Claire Lynch
     
 
Whatcha Gonna Do is a solid set of folk with a strong dose of bluegrass and country, sweetly sung by Claire Lynch and delivered with low-key assuredness by her band. While she did write or co-write four of the songs, Lynch is here more an interpreter of work by others. A few of the writers she covers are quite prominent, with

Overview

Whatcha Gonna Do is a solid set of folk with a strong dose of bluegrass and country, sweetly sung by Claire Lynch and delivered with low-key assuredness by her band. While she did write or co-write four of the songs, Lynch is here more an interpreter of work by others. A few of the writers she covers are quite prominent, with Bill Monroe's "My Florida Sunshine" getting a less all-out bluegrass treatment than most would bring to it, and Jesse Winchester dueting with Lynch on his "That's What Makes You Strong." A more surprising source is Garth Brooks, who co-wrote "A Canary's Song" with Buddy Mondlock, and has not released his own version; it's hardly going out on a limb to declare that most folk listeners will prefer this track to anything Brooks himself has released, it being done here in a far cry from a commercial country arrangement. Soothing without being sappy, stirring without being raucous, and rather serious in tone without coming close to despair or gloom, this album is about as accessible (in a good way) as strongly bluegrass-influenced music is likely to get for a folk audience.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times
A bluegrass stalwart, Ms. Lynch showcases the strong rapport of a working band on Whatcha Gonna Do, her chipper new album.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661060623
catalogNumber:
610606
Rank:
87301

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Claire Lynch   Primary Artist
Jesse Winchester   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kenny Malone   Percussion,Guest Appearance
Mark Schatz   Bass,Claw Hammer Banjo
Jason Thomas   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Jim Hurst   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,5-string Banjo
Erick Jaskowiak   Percussion,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Garth Brooks   Composer
Donna Ulisse   Composer
Buddy Mondlock   Composer
Jesse Winchester   Composer
Dana Cooper   Composer
Claire Lynch   Composer,Producer,Author
Irene Kelley   Composer
Russ Pahl   Composer
Mark Schatz   Producer,Assistant Arranger
Susan Werner   Composer
Jason Thomas   Producer,Assistant Arranger
Jim McGuire   Cover Photo
Kent Agee   Composer
Rich Wayland   Composer
Jim Hurst   Producer,Liner Notes,Assistant Arranger
Georgia Middleman   Composer
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer
Kyle Ford   Engineer
Anna Owens   Composer
Jonathan Hobson   Photo Assistance

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Whatcha Gonna Do 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Claire's "pure mountain stream" voice defies the confines of any genre. She is equally at home with rock, swing, folk, blue grass, country, you name it. She continually amazes me with her ability to surround herself with exceptional musicians and to do amazing material incredibly well. With this CD you feel like she is right there in the room, singing just for you. It doesn't get any better than that!