Shawn Camp

Recorded with a smoking little acoustic band that includes Bucky Baxter, Stuart Duncan, Mike Compton, David Roe, David Talbot and Scott Vestal. The material, comes from Camp's catalog, and has been revamped for acoustic bluegrass and roots country accompaniment and does not disappoint. His singing voice rambles somewhere between that of Ricky Skaggs and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, with phrasing that touches on everyone from Del McCoury to Butch Hancock. Production is so immediate it's almost raw with a great board work by Jimmy Tittle. Standouts include "Redbird," "Forever Ain't No Trouble Now," "Magnolia Wind"and "Soldier's Joy, 1864."

-Thom Jurek