CD Review: Andrew Crawford – The Lonesome Season
by Chris J. Keaton for Country Music News International
- The Lonesome Seasonfeat. Aaron Ramsey, Tim Crouch & Jason Moore
- How Many Miles Of Trackfeat. Bryan McDowell, Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey, Patton Wages
- My Share Of Heartache feat. Josh Shilling, Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey & Patton Wages
- Always Another Mountain feat. Shawn Lane, Aaron Ramsey & Josh Harris
- The House That Daddy Built feat. Shawn Lane, Aaron Ramsey & Jeff Partin
- Land Of The Giants (Instrumental)feat. Aaron Ramsey, Sterling Wait, Jason Moore & Curtis Bumgarner
- Big Montanafeat. Glen Harrell & Aaron Ramsey
- The Willfeat. Brian Stephens, Maggie Stephens, Aaron Ramsey & John Rice
- Pace’s Blufffeat. Daniel Salyer, Jeff Partin, Aaron Ramsey & Patton Wages
- Fear Of The Mountainsfeat. Aaron Ramsey, Jason Moore & Curtis Bumgarner
Andrew Crawford, the drop dead talented South Carolinian has just unleashed a new project The Lonesome Season and I must say that Diamond Rio’s Jimmy Olander says it best, “Every once in a while a guitarist will claw their way out of the woodshed in full beast mode. Andrew Crawford is one of those guys…”
From the opening motif of the title track one is fully engaged with the technical ability of this artist. His vocal and guitar stylings are top notch and original all the while tipping his proverbial hat to the giant upon whose shoulders he (and the rest of us) stands.
The musicians credited for performances on is project is a veritable Who’s Who of bluegrass musicians and together they really transport this listener to another space and time. In fact, to a place where there truly is no space pr time.
For the essence of the journey, I highly recommend Track Six, “Land of The Giants” , an instrumental which really allows the musicians to showcase their strengths without showing off, if you catch my drift. The level of musicianship displayed here is absolutely off the charts and to me is reminiscent of an acoustic version of Chuck Leavell’s early work with Sea Level.
As I like to say, “Haven’t heard of Andrew Crawford? Don’t worry, you will!”