Southern Roots and Branches (Yesterday and Today)
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||Dirt Road Heartache||Marty Raybon||3:01||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Long Hard Road||Marty Raybon||3:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rocky Road Blues||Marty Raybon||2:30||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Get Up In Jesus Name||Marty Raybon||3:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Beulah Land||Marty Raybon||3:57||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||White House Blues||Marty Raybon||2:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Big Pain||Marty Raybon||3:14||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Home Run Man||Marty Raybon||2:20||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ghost In This House||Marty Raybon||3:34||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Prayer Bells In Heaven||Marty Raybon||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Next to You, Next to Me||Marty Raybon||3:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Down the Road||Marty Raybon||2:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
During his years as lead singer for Shenandoah, Marty Raybon gave voice to the traditional side of country when many other acts were chasing the sound of country-rock looking for crossover success. Shenandoah stayed close to the sound of old-time country music, and since he left the band and went out on his own, Raybon has stayed on the traditional side of the street. This album could be marketed as roots music just as easily as it could be called bluegrass, with Raybon's down-home style shining throughout. The album is divided between familiar hits and newer tunes, all played perfectly by a studio band of A-list musicians. There are two Bill Monroe tunes: "Rocky Road Blues" is given a straightforward midtempo performance, while "White House Blues" is played at a lightning-fast tempo and showcases the high end of Raybon's vocals and the blistering fretwork of the band. Flatt & Scruggs' "Down the Road" is taken at a rolling, bouncy tempo and features fine lead guitar by Bryan Sutton. Raybon's "Get Up in Jesus' Name" is a spiritual that urges us to do our best in troubled times, while "Big Pain" is a tale of lost love that Raybon delivers with a raw vocal that's close to a wail of agony. He also reprises several Shenandoah hits in fine acoustic arrangements, including "Next to You, Next to Me," which gets a jaunty treatment that brings to mind an early Hank Williams session, and "Ghost in This House," which still sounds shattered and hopeless in the tradition of all desperate country songs of lost love. ~ j. poet, Rovi
Marty Raybon is a true talent. If only Nashville would just listen to this compared to what they're currently producing!
Thanks, Mr. Raybon!
This is great!
Thanks Marty Raybon ! This is sooo much better music than the country radio stations currently play...You are and have always been one of my favorites. Stay true to yourself...You are awesome.
Beulah Land is the best!!
Every time I hear this song in church I think of Marty Raybon! His voice is truly amazing!!
Born: December 8, 1959 in Greenville, AL
Years Active: '90s, '00s