NEWTOWN, “Time Machine,” Pisgah Ridge. 10 tracks.

Kati Penn-Williams started playing the fiddle when she was 10. By the time she was 12, she was playing and singing with the Young Acoustic All-Stars, a band of teen-aged musicians.

Later, she became a member of the New Coon Creek Girls and continued through its transformation into the Dale Ann Bradley Band.

For the past few years, she’s headed NewTown, a Lexington, Ky.-based band, with her husband, Junior Williams.

They’re both good singers, giving the band more strength.

The band’s latest release, “Time Machine,” is getting some well-deserved attention that could put the band on the national stage, where it belongs.

C.J. Cain, NewTown’s guitar player, wrote six of the 10 songs.

“Thin Red Line” is a World War II ballad sung by Junior Williams about the war in the Pacific.

“The Widow’s Ghost”, sung by Penn-Williams, is a song about a Civil War widow who defends her land to the death — and beyond.

And “Goodbye Mary Jane,” sung by Williams, is the tale of a boat handed down from father to son for three generations. The title comes from the dying father’s last trip on the boat.

Guy Clark’s “Dublin Blues,” sung by Penn-Williams, is a great addition to the album. It’s a song about regrets and trying to forget someone who’s gone.

There’s also a strong uptempto gospel song — “All My Tears (Be Washed Away)” — sung by Penn-Williams.

Good album by a good band.

Can’t find it in stores? Try CrossroadsMusic.com.

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