Daryl Mosley

REVIEW: Daryl Mosley “Small Town Dreamer”


Daryl Mosley — Small Town Dreamer (Pinecastle Records)

Small Town Dreamer was co-produced with Danny Roberts (The Grascals) with executive producers Lonnie Lassiter and Ethan Burkhardt.  It was recorded at Gorilla’s Nest Studio, in Ashland City, TN.  Chris Latham mixed and mastered the album.

Musicians on the album are Danny Roberts on mandolin; Tony Wray on guitar (and banjo on “Transistor Radio”); Aaron McDaris on banjo; Adam Haynes on fiddle; Justin Moses on dobro;  Daryl Mosley on bass; Jaelee Roberts and Jeanette Williams on harmony vocals.

The opening song “Transistor Radio” sets the stage for the nostalgia of the whole rest of the album in a crisp and dextrous fashion.  You’ll be transported to an earlier era by the tale of the boyhood radio.

“Hillbilly Dust” is a mournful country song of a farm boy thankful for his life’s work.  “The Last of His Kind” showcases some of Mosley’s ultra handy picking style and a tale of one who was a product of his time and the simpler ideals.   “Bringing Simple Back” continues the nostaliga with a call to “get out of the fast lane… make more time for fishing.” 

“He’s With Me” is an openly Christian homage to prayer, loss, and Jesus with violin and mandolin– “He’s with me until I’m with you.” 

A long time member of the bluegrass group New Tradition, Daryl Mosley has made a career of picking and songwriting.  This album is clear and bright with lifeworn tales. glorious harmonies, earthy stringed instruments and traditional gratitude to god in the mix. https://darylmosley.com

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