"Back Again... to the Country"
After his first solo project, “Back Again”, released
late last year, Jerry decided to show us that he could also play
the more traditional songs as well. Combining some old standards,
along with some songs written by Jerry, he released the 2nd solo
project titled, “Back Again, To The Country”. Jerry
establishes one of his trademarks right up front, with warp speed
picking on “Bar Bounce”. It's sort of a Ricky Skaggs
type cut, with multiple instruments stepping forward to take the
various lead solos.
The CD continues on with other traditional cuts and with his beautiful
ballad versions of “Watermark” ,"Margit Waltz",
written for Jerry's guitar endorsement company owners wife, and
“Born To Loose”. His interesting twist on the George
Jones song, “The Race is On”, is also very unique and
different. Jerry drops down on the C6th neck with “Blues Walk”
an up-tempo swing tune. Completing the CD is a rendition which Jerry
once again steps outside of the traditional placement of the instrument,
with a blend of midi strings and steel on “Shenandoah”.
This cut sounds more like a movie score.
Jerry shows his musicianship throughout the CD by performing on
all of the instruments. This is a must have for any steel guitar
enthusiast and we can’t wait for the next release.
reprinted by permission of the author
- Bar Bounce
- Born To Lose
- Margit Waltz
- Blues Walk
- Race Is On