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Wow! From the drum-thumping that begins this CD, to the velvety-smooth harmonies to the willowy whisper and flighty dancing around of the flute, this CD is a lovely one all the way through. This Midwestern band seems to have figured out a recipe that works!
Fans of a throaty drum beat and perky flute will be thrilled to listen to this album, as they are used and highlighted quite well here. There is also some fine (if somewhat unexpected) guitar work on the title track that catches the ear by surprise. It is a really fabulous track that you could really say sums up the work this band does quite well. The only thing missing from it are vocals--but those are front and center on other tracks throughout...
One such example is track 2, "The Life Of A Country Boy" which is skilled vocal harmony at its very best--one of those songs that you can play again and again and never tire of, and probably my favorite on the album. Back again a bit later on the CD, the harmonies on "The Jug of Punch" are also top notch.
This is the band's third album, following their 2004 release, "Music in The Glen" and their self-titled debut in 2003. While this effort is well within the traditional range--there are a few pleasant surprises here and there that set it apart from being just another Celtic CD.