Amazing Grace - My Elusive Dreams - Me and Bobby McGee - If I Could See The World Through The Eyes of a Child - Sunday Morning Coming Down - Help Me Make It Through The Night - You're My Best Friend - Whispering Hope - I Heard The Bluebirds Sing - How Great Thou Art - Spanish Eyes - O Holy Night - There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere - His Eye Is On The Sparrow - Just As I Am - I'll Fly Away - Amazing Grace
I don't believe I've ever reviewed a CD for the Mayor of a town before, but here it is. Isabel Trobaugh is the Mayor of Elk Point, South Dakota. It's not a large town, but every year there is a lovely musical heritage festival of country music in it's many different styles, as well as gospel, and a catch-all for variety. Ms. Trobaugh officiates at this wonderful gathering which will take place on July 16 at the Jefferson School Gym. It's a long day 11am to 9pm, and having been there several times as a performer I know it will be a fun day. A large contingency of artists are on hand to make the day a fulfilling one, including a special performance by Elaine Peacock who is also the hostess of the festival. The famous Terry Smith from Nashville who wrote 'Far Side Banks of Jordan' for Johnny & June Carter Cash will be the headliner, with a ton of great entertainment throughout the day, Clarence Hayden from Kansas, Deach Koch from South Dakota, Jerry O'Dell & Country Flavor Band from Iowa, Rick & Harriette Andersen from Iowa, Danny Bliss from South Dakota, Lee Muller from Kansas, Sandra Harmon from South Dakota, Dejay Langel from South Dakota, Jasmine Lounsbury from Iowa, Ty-Kayeh Sterling from Nebraska, Joy Hemmingson from South Dakota, and of course the Mayor of Elk Point, South Dakota, Isabel Trobaugh will be playing the piano. This CD is a very nice representation of the music Ms. Trobaugh likes to listen to, and of course play, and ultimately record. She recorded using a very nice sounding piano, and occasionally you'll hear a little guitar backing, but mostly it's a lovely CD of instrumentals popular to many in country music. Nice piece of work, probably something you will not find at your local CD music store, however if you like these great songs, you will love this nicely done CD.
RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - President of the NTCMA - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International