DOYLE LAWSON & QUICKSILVER, “Open Carefully, Message Inside,” Crossroads Music. 11 tracks.
If you count compilation albums, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have recorded a string of more than 40 albums in the group’s 35 years.
“Open Carefully, Message Inside” is the 20th gospel album, meaning roughly half of the band’s music is bluegrass gospel.
And, as you might expect from the seven-time International Bluegrass Music Association vocal group of the year, the new album measures up to the high standards Lawson has set for himself and his band.
All six members of the band sing and they all get a chance to join in on “Get On Board,” an a capella number that’s one of the highlights of the album.
A capella fans get a two more offerings on the album — “He’s In Control” and “I Sailed Back.”
Lawson and Quicksilver are known for their quartet singing and “Lead Me To That Fountain” is a great example.
“Coming Soon” is a ballad about the return of Jesus.
“He Made The Tree” says that God made the tree on which Jesus was crucified and the man who drove the nails into His hands and feet.
“O Far Country” finds a man seeing heaven in his dreams.
“Will You Go” is a hard-driving bluegrass song about following Jesus.
Another good album by a great bluegrass band.
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