CD Review: Thomm Jutz Crazy If You Let It
by Larry Alderman for Country Music News International
1. Crazy If You Let It (with Andrea Zonn)
2. Crossing Over Black Mountain
3. Confederate Jasmine
4. Run With The Horses
5. White Water Train
6. Old Railroads (with Tammy Rogers)
7. Sometimes What Glitters Is Gold
8. The Coast Of Carolina
9. The Road To Galway
10. Lily Of The Day
11. Atlanta (Please Don’t Let Me Down)
12. It Was You
Clearly if you love pure as the mountain morning dew music, then you must love this album. The music of Thomm Jutz gets under your skin and takes you to old railroad beds, and tall mountains peaks with old ghosts of Atlanta sailing along the railroad tracks. I see a Virginia morning over the Shennendoah valley when I hear Old Railroads, one of the best tracks on this album. Crazy If You Let It is another top track that defines Thomm’s music. The galloping Run with The Horses, goes old deep south spiritual in a little piney wood church. He even gets a little jazzy with his grass here on Sometimes What Glitters is Gold.
The crystal clear guitar notes and the banjo runs and the dobro sounds carry the listener back to a simpler time and yet is as modern as today at the same time. The cover of the album itself is priceless and what is on the album does not disappoint. If you like a Bluegrass mountain sound, yet modern, this album is for you!