Randy Kohrs is one of the hottest Dobro players around these days. He has played on over 300 studio recordings, including Dierks Bentley's hit, What Was I Thinking. His name can be found in the credits of recordings by folks like Dolly Parton, John Cowan, Tom T. Hall, Rhonda Vincent and many more.
This recording showcases Kohrs as a solo artist. His voice has the soulful earnestness of some of the great of bluegrass and country music. His duet with Dolly Parton, It Looked Good On Paper shows he is up to standing along one of American music's brightest stars, his duet being favorably compared to Parton's classic duets with Porter Wagoner.
The music is contemporary bluegrass, with the classic bluegrass drive. Hurry Back Jesus speaks of the troubles of the time, and the need for Jesus' guidance. Fifty Good Years is a touching ballad of a woman who, "after fifty good years" is missing her man.
The first time I played this recording, I replayed three or four times through before stopping. It is easy to forget when listening to this that not only is Kohrs singing on this recording, that's his sparkling work on the Dobro, often playing songs he wrote or co-wrote. Lovers of contemporary bluegrass music will find this a must-have for their collection.
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