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JIM AND LYNNA WOOLSEY, “Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone,” Broken Record Records, 11 tracks.

July 25, 2016

Jim and Lynna Woolsey have been making music together for nearly four decades, dating back to their time in the 1970s with the Indiana-based Patoka Valley Boys.

But they’re really singer-songwriters, who just happen to work in bluegrass.

In the summer of 2014, they released their first album of original songs, “The Road That Brings You Home.”

Now, they’re back with “Heart and Soul, Blood and Bone,” which features 11 self-penned songs.

The title track is about the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl and those who waited 10 long years for life to get better.

“Faith could move mountains,” it says, “but couldn’t make it rain.”

“Time,” the first single, which features Jim Lauderdale‘s vocals, is about people chasing fame, racing the clock to try to achieve it.

“Just Like Me” is about people filled with rage because of things that are wrong in their lives.

“Notes From Home” tells the story of an old man who ¬†left home years ago and comes home to find a suitcase full of letters his family wrote him years ago, but didn’t how where to send them.

“Pike County Blues” is a humorous look at rural America though the eyes of a man who gave his heart of Jesus but sleeps with a gun.

“Freedom is a tribute to veterans.

And “Lights of Home” is for the people who have to travel to make a living.

Look for it in record stores Aug. 4 or check Amazon or similar websites.

Keith Lawrence (270) 691-7301


JIM AND LYNNA WOOLSEY, “The Road That Brings You Home,” Broken Record Records. 12 tracks

July 7, 2014

Jim and Lynna Woolsey have been making music together for more than three decades, dating back to their time in the 1970s with the Indiana-based Patoka Valley Boys.

Now, they’ve recorded an album of all original music, a lot of it based on their families and friends.

“Wheel In His Hand” is about Jim’s father, who drove a truck for a living. “From the Redwoods to the Everglades, he would drive from coast to coast/But I think that he’d went further if he’d got that truck to float.”

“Rude Jenne” is about his great-grandfather, who stole food to feed a friend’s family during the Great Depression and spent time in prison with John Dillinger.

“She’s Gonna Fly” is about Lynna’s battle with breast cancer that “took her hair and a year of her life/Things look different now on the other side/She doesn’t question the how or why/She can feel it in her soul/And you can see it in her eyes.”

“Letter From The City” is about a country boy who fell on hard times in the city.

“Back To Tennessee” is about a musician who had his heart ripped out in Nashville. But after 10 years, he’s thinking of chasing his dreams again.

The title track says, “There’s a million winding roads to get lost on/But there is only one to bring you home.”

“Will You Be Ready” is a gospel song about the end times.

Musicians include Randy Kohrs and Mike Sumner, who co-produced the album, and Clay Hess, Mark Fain and Tim Crouch.

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