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Elkhorn, Nebraska 2013


Lord Lead Me On – King of All Kings –
Walking In Jerusalem – The Whippoorwill Song – Happy Land – Mill Valley
Waltz – Fields on Fire – Joy Joy Joy – Feast Here Tonight – Where The
Old River Flows – Cowboy Sweetheart – Night Herding Song – Sam-Bino
What a neat young bluegrass family this is from Elkhorn,
Nebraska.  I received this CD from close friend and minister John Cox,
who makes his home in Papillion, Nebraska, not far from Elkhorn. 
Elkhorn is also the home of the Gottsch Family Feed Lots.  Interesting,
the Gottsch family includes Patrick, who left feeding beef, to feeding
rural America with knowledge, music, and education by creating RFD-TV. 
The Kopsa Family are doing much the same with beautiful young voices
singing to us about Christ, His redemption, and His teachings.  I don’t
have all I’d like when I review CD’s, there is nothing on the individual
children, I can tell you from the photo enclosed that the young man,
James is 15 and plays mandolin (quite well, especially on the leads), a
younger sister Julia is 10, and plays acoustic bass, another sister
Maria is 12 and plays fiddle, and another, Sara plays acoustic guitar,
and is the oldest at 16.  They are all quite gifted on their
instruments, but for me, it’s ‘family’ harmony that just can’t be
beaten, and these young artists have it down just right.  It’s ‘real’
and it’s ‘entertaining’ because it’s ‘honest.’  They have taken the time
to record some beautiful gospel tunes, but they also have some terrific
old-time country on this CD, making it a valuable addition to anyone’s
library of good old-time mid-American regional performers.  I especially
liked the mix, and their performance on “Happy Land,” which
demonstrates some super harmony and pickin’ in an old-time style.  If
you like to hear young voices singing in an old-time way, you are
definitely going to enjoy this lovely CD.  If you like professional
young singers praising the Lord Jesus in a very personal and private
way, you are definitely going to enjoy this lovely CD.  If you like
acoustic music, both rhythm and leads done in a most enjoyable way, you
are definitely going to enjoy this lovely CD.  This Elkhorn, Nebraska,
CD is definitely going to the Rural Roots Music Commission.  Since I sit
on this board, I know where my voice is going to be, I just hope this
family will be free during LeMars, because I’m going to push for a CD of
the Year for them.
Kopsa Family, John Cox, 710 E. Patton St., Papillion, NEbraska, 68046
Review by Bob Everhart, President, NTCMA  www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International

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