THE FARM HANDS, “Dig In The Dirt,” Pinecastle, 12 tracks

 

The Farm Hands, a Nashville-based bluegrass band, first hit the road in 2010.

And the band has racked up a number of awards from the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America in the past six years.

They were named gospel group of the year and vocal group of the year by SPBGMA earlier this year and members also took home individual honors.

Last year, the Farm Hands was named entertainer of the year by the organization.

Band members wrote five of the 12 tracks on their new album, “Dig In The Dirt.”

Keith Tew, the guitar player, wrote the title cut about learning the value of work as a kid on a farm. “Praying’s not the only thing you do on your knees,” the song says.

He also wrote “It’s The Love,” an uptempo song about people who forget that love is what they need.

Daryl Mosley, the bass player, wrote “All The Way Home,” a song about overcoming fear, and “I Would,” a ballad about overcoming temptation.

And Tim Graves, the resophonic guitar player, wrote “Rezo Ride,” the album’s lone instrumental.

“Homefolks” is about a musician who left home seeking fame and fortune, but finds that he misses the folks back home.

“Mansion On Main” is a song about a street preacher.

And there are a couple of songs that have been around awhile — “Medals for Mothers” and Hank Williams‘ “I Saw The Light.”

Although she isn’t a member of the band, Kimberly Bibb adds some nice fiddle work to the mix.

Another good album by The Farm Hands.

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

 

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