REBEKAH LONG, “Run Away,” LUK Records, 12 tracks

“Run Away” is only Rebekah Long’s second album on LUK Records.

But the Lincolnton, Georgia, native has been around the bluegrass and gospel circuit for years.

She toured and played upright bass with Little Roy Lewis and Lizzy Long — her twin sister — and also played bass in Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike for a time.

Now, Long is branching out as a solo artist.

She co-wrote nine of the 12 songs on the album with Donna Ulisse.

One she didn’t write is Elton John‘s “Honky Cat,” but Long makes it sound like an original.

The album opens with “Georgia Bound,” a song about heading home to the place where she grew up.

“I’ve Seen The Light,” not to be confused with Hank Williams‘ “I Saw The Light,” is a love song.

“Every Time I Fall Asleep” is about a love that exists only in her dreams.

The title track is about a man who runs away when she tells him she loves him.

“A Place Beyond The Clouds” and “Lay Your Isaac Down” are gospel songs.

The latter is a duet with her late husband, Ben Speer, who died earlier this year.

“My Greatest Shame” is about a woman who has a child out of wedlock and becomes so enraged with the way people in the town treat him that she starts murdering them.

“Fishin’ On The Cumberland” is an uptempo song about the joys of nature and fishing.

“The Swimming Song” is similar, but it’s about swimming.

“Welcome Me Back Home” is about a woman going back home to the man she loves and wishing she’d never left.

“Woodland Street” is about an elderly man, who apparently suffers from dementia, and his wife who go walking every night as she remembers better days.

A good album.

Can’t find it in stores? Try Amazon and other music sites.

 

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