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REVIEW: Lakeside – Moving On

Label: Morning Glory
Producer: Lakeside, Aaron Ramsey and Ben Allen
Website: www.lakesidegospel.com

Lakeside is an all acoustic mix of bluegrass, country and southern gospel music styles. Lakeside is known for their smooth vocal, tight harmony and solid bluegrass instrumentation and this album does not disappoint.

The project kicks off with the toe tappin’ title track Moving On that talks about our journey here through this old world and making our plans to move on! The first single from this project One More Time says through our darkest hour He gives us light to see, when it seems the world is crashing in around us, He is there for us one more time. What a comfort!

You won’t be able to help but sing along with old favorites What A Day That Will Be, I Saw the Light written by Hank Williams and Where the Soul of Man Never Dies. Three great tunes that brought back a lot of memories for me and I’m sure will for you as well.

The bluegrass-blues style Sometimes I Feel Like David is one of my top picks and reminds us to have faith and trust in the Lord. Trusting in His Grace that He didn’t have to give and through the blood we can be free!

All My Hope, a contemporary song written by David Crowder and Ed Cash, with a quartet version having been recorded by Gold City. Now Lakeside has taken it and given it that bluegrass-blues twist giving it an entirely different sound. I truly enjoyed it and is another of my top picks.

Through The Blood, souls are cleansed from sin; an upbeat, fast moving arrangement about the price He paid with His blood to purchase the lost!

Over-all the project is your traditional bluegrass style with a little twist on song arrangements. The Paula Breedlove and Mark Brinkman co-written A Sinner’s Prayer, Lucas Blankenship does a nice job delivering this touching song of testimony. The project wraps up with the fast-paced Power in His Name.

Bluegrass gospel fans should fully enjoy this new recording from Lakeside, with solid arrangements, good vocals and harmony. You can find Lakeside online at www.lakesidegospel.com

Track Listing:
(stars denote personal favorites)

Moving On
One More Time
What a Day That Will Be
Some Days I Feel Like David *
I Saw the Light
Trusting in His Grace
All My Hope *
The Blood
Where the Soul Never Dies
A Sinner’s Prayer *
Power in His Name

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Jeff Lowe
Staff Writer/Reviewer
Jeff Lowe, from Massillon, Ohio, I love southern gospel music and have been involved in it in one way or another for 40+ years. I first started singing bass in The Soulseeker's as a young teen. I started the Master's Quartet in 1996. In 2009, I started Mercy River Quartet and ten years later we are still serving and praising the Lord. I love serving with Mercy River. He has blessed us greatly and we count it a privilege to be able to serve Him and present the gospel in song. I'm excited to back with AbsolutelyGospel.com and am looking forward to being here for a very long time!

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