MATT WALLACE, “For A Season,” Pinecastle. 10 tracks.

Matt Wallace isn’t a household name yet. But he’s on his way.

He currently plays bass for Mark Newton and Steve Thomas as well as Terry Baucom’s Dukes of Drive.

And he’s already made his mark with such bands as David Parmley & Continental Divide, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Pine Mountain Railroad and Paul Williams & the Victory Trio.

Now Wallace has released his first solo album, “For A Season.”

Although he has a fine voice and does sing lead on five tracks, Wallace brought in Jesse Gregory to cover Norah Jones’ “Creepin’ In” and Maybelle Carter‘s “Lonesome Homesick Blues”; Jerry Cole for “Got Leaving On Her Mind”; Paul Brewster for Neil Diamond’s “Long Gone”; and Wayne Taylor for “Have You Come To Say Goodbye.”

The album’s first single, “Old Man Winter,” is an uptempo song that asks Winter to thaw the frozen heart of the woman who left him even though “it’s colder than the day she said goodbye.”

There’s plenty of gospel on the album too — “Another Mile,” “Mercy Walked In” and “I Want To Know More About My Lord.”

It’s a good album. Hopefully next time, Wallace will trust his own voice and not bring in as may guest vocalists.

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