CD Review: Rune & Bonnie Trulove – Mountain Kin
by Chris Keaton for Country Music News International Magazine
- COLORADO SUNRISE
- (ARE YOU LYING) WHEN YOU’RE LYING WITH ME
- PRECIOUS ANGEL
- COWBOY FROM THE RIO GRANDE
- ODE TO BETTY JO
- ROAD TO OHIO
- THE NEWS
- THE FIRST TOME
- THE KINGDOM
- THE GRASS GREW SO TALL
It’s always been my mantra that life is short so why listen to mundane, uninteresting music. The music of Rune and Bonnie Trulove’s album, Mountain Kin is anything but mundane and uninteresting. The songs are heartfelt and honest, real mountain stuff. Straight from the heart with no filter.
From the opening guitar runs in Colorado Sunrise, I was hooked. The plaintive vocal drew me in and offered me a respite from my day. The music really transported me to a happier place with out worry or stress.
(Are You Lying) When You’re Lying With Me is a real, old time heartbreaking waltz. The drama in the lyric is real, the instrumental track is sympathetic and allows space for Bonnie and Rune to render the painful words and feelings in a strangely beautiful way.
The production on these recordings is absolutely top notch and the work of Tim Crouch and Robbie Springfield add to the quality of the music and they of the listener.
Part of the backstory is that Rune’s dad worked with the 70’s rock band Black Oak Arkansas and managed other acts all the while writing songs (some of which are featured on this album).
So, if you are seeking some fresh, real and elegant performances of some “destined to be classic” country songs, look no further than Mountain Kin.
Music is meant to move us and I gotta tell you this offering from Bonnie and Rune does just that. As we say down south, Thaynk Yew!