With this double album, mandolin player Marty Stuart proves that the line between traditional country and gospel music really doesn’t exist. The topic may change from Saturday night to Sunday morning, but the music has the same beat, the same longing for something better in a life of troubles.
Personally, I enjoyed the Sunday Morning CD the most, especially the standout “Uncloudy Day,” a Roebuck “Pops” Staples tune sung with Mavis Staples and the traditional “Angels Rock Me to Sleep.” Stuart originals such as “Boogie Woogie Down the Jericho Road,” “Heaven,” and “Cathedral” are clearly inspired by African-American gospel.
Often laid-back and introspective, Marty Stuart is at his best when he and his superlative band play their mix of blues, rockabilly, and country, a mix that’s lively enough to shake any concert hall or church pew. (Thirty Tigers)
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