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MARK LAVENGOOD —WE’VE COME ALONG (EarthWork Music)

 

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We’ve Come Along is Mark “Huggy Bear” Lavengood’s third solo album, and the Dobro playing multi-instrumentalist (guitar, dobro, mule weissenborn, congas, bongos, claves, tom tom) singer-songwriter with the help of his band Bluegrass Bonanza cut it up. Apart from playing with his band, Lavengood will be known to many for his part played in Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys. 

 

Recorded in Detroit, Michigan Lavengood and the boys; Kyle Rhodes (vocals, guitar, mandolin), Jason Dennie (vocals, mandolin, guitar), Spencer Cain (upright bass) and Keith Billik (banjo) cover much ground as they take bluegrass into new areas without any major detours. While Jerry Douglas is regarded, and has been for decades as the world’s greatest exponent of the Dobro there’s a number of wonderful exponents out there, and in Lavengood you have one of the finest. His deft touches and melodious rolls are augmented by occasions when he takes the bulls by the horns to go for broke.

 

The album opens with a long, well worked introduction to the band as each player is allowed space to shine on the seven  minute title-track “We've Come Along” (something Boone Creek might have done?), and it is from there their sound takes shape. With a terrific hotly picked version of country classic “Ol’ Slew Foot” (Howard Crocket, James Webb), and Lavengood’s prowess on Dobro shown in all its majesty on “Interlude For L.A” and “Mule Kick” to go with his amazing picking on the band’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart” the benchmark is set. They make it sound like it was written with genre in mind, first class. One tune most definitely penned for the music they perform is Arthur Smith’s “Bound To Ride”, on which you have a heap of fired-up banjo, upright bass, Dobro and acoustic guitar to go with rhythmic mandolin, tight harmony vocals and lead from the excellent Rhodes. It is followed by arguably Lavengood’s finest playing as he tenders a reprise version of “Interlude For L.A” (once again performing solo only this time he plays his Lazy River Guitars Weissenborn style slide guitar instead of his Scheerhorn R body square neck resophonic guitar), and with his biggest and most meaningful song that's kept to last “America”. This as he speaks of his love of his homeland, and the complex history of the social class, and with his easy but nevertheless strong vocal he delivers a song he can be truly proud of.

 

It leaves us with his own “Three Day Blow”, and Russ Brakefield’s “Vulpes Vulpes”, both have an innovative roving feel; akin to music of the likes of Sam Bush and John Cowan of New Grass Revival as boundaries are stretched and new fences built. 

 

                                                      Maurice Hope    

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Rod Picott
70 pts.
Out Past The Wires
Welding Rod Music
GC,AN,LM,SZ,TK
2
JW Roy & The Royal Family
62 pts.
A Room Full Of Strangers
Royal Family Records
EM,PJ,DH
3
Steph Cameron
61 pts.
Daybreak over Jackson Street
Pheromona
ML
4
JD McPherson
54 pts.
Undivided Heart & Soul
New West
AR,RK,LK
5
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53 pts.
Hearts In Need Of Repair
Independent
 
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Turnpike Troubadours
52 pts.
Long Away From Your Heart
Bossier City Records
MA,GF
7
Chris Hillman
51 pts.
Bidin' My Time
Rounder
 
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Hayward Williams
39 pts.
Pretenders
Why River Records
KG,JB,JBO
9
Joe Henry
38 pts.
Thrum
Ear Music
 
10
Jim White
37 pts.
Waffles, Triangles & Jesus
Loose Music
JJ
12
Margo Price
35 pts.
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11
Mark Martyre
35 pts.
Rivers
Independent
MF
13
Mavis Staples
32 pts.
If All I Was Was Black
Anti
HO
 
Peter Oren
32 pts.
Anthropocene
Western Vinyl
RB,HB
15
Fred Wickham
29 pts.
Mariosa Delta
Thirty Days Records
 
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Jeffrey Martin
27 pts.
One Go Around
Fluff & Gravy Records
HDB
17
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25 pts.
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Lojinx
JDO
 
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25 pts.
Postcards From Magdalena
At The Helm Records
FCE,FC,JS
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Dori Freeman
24 pts.
Letters Never Read
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24 pts.
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WR
21
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21 pts.
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22
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20 pts.
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TJ
 
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20 pts.
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Frontera Records-Proper Records
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24
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25
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Incompatible Things
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