CD: WALLY SANDERSON – Treasured Memories


Treasured Memories
Some Days Are Diamonds – Homestead Of Our Dreams –
The Droving Days – Never Was At All – You’re My Best Friend – Crystal
Chandeliers – True Aussie Woman – Catching Scrubbers – Leave Him In The
Longyard – Fire Of Gidge Coals – The Campdraft – There Goes My
Everything – All I Have To Offer You Is Me – Three Rivers Hotel

Wally Sanderson came to America in 2015, especially to be
inducted into America’s Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.  He is a
most generous man with his talent and his music, sharing it with
new-made friends and fans at the ceremonies where the inductions take
place, LeMars, Iowa, at the 40th Annual National Old-Time
Country/Bluegrass/Folk Music Festival.  From his list of songs on this
remarkable CD you will find a couple of great American classics,
“Crystal Chandeliers,”   “You’re My Best Friend,” and “There Goes My
Everything.”  They are done in the classic traditional country style,
however Wally stands out best on his own songs of which he has five on
this delightful listening experience.  Wally is directly from the
rural-agricultural area of Australia, and raises cattle there,
white-faced short horns I gather from the photo on this easy to listen
to CD.  He also brings to the forefront words we might not be able to
understand .  “Scrubbers,’ ‘longyard,’ ‘gidge,’ and ‘campdraft,’ just a
few to begin with, all of them appearing in the song titles.  Good
productions deserve honor where honor is due, Peter Townson at Elevenpm
Studios put this musical treat together for Wally, and though we don’t
know who the musicians are, they did a really nice job keeping
everything intact and together throughout this musical presentation. 
The lead guitarist is especially good, and knows how to interpret
Wally’s adventure in music.  Wally has a wonderful and truly ‘country’
voice to express the songs and stories he tells in songs.  One of my
favorite songs on this album is “Never Was At All” written by another
great Aussie songwriter, Norma O’Hara Murphy, who was also on the list
to be at LeMars in 2015 but her own festival of great old-time country
music in Australia became a direct conflict.  It’s kind of fun for me to
hear Wally Sanderson sing with that ‘Aussie’ accent.  It means one
thing to me.  Country music is an international trend, especially the
classic and traditional country music sound that has been so popular
over the years.  I get so discouraged at those who do the contemporary
country music sound, removing all trace of the fiddle and/or the steel
guitar.  They continually accuse me of wanting to ‘live in the past.’ 
That simply isn’t true, and Wally Sanderson does a good job of bring the
past alive in his stories and songs, and I can justly say “I have no
desire to live in the past, but I do like to have the past live with
me,” and Wally is writing and singing these great ‘real country’ songs
TODAY, not forty or fifty years ago.  Super good traditional work, this
CD goes off to the Rural Roots Music Commission.
for Country Music News International Magazine

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