"An interesting story here – this album, from Buffalo, Missouri native Lyal Strickland, was originally recorded in 2013, but he decided to resuscitate it, re-release it and tour behind it. And by doing so, he’s reaching out to bigger audiences, which is standing him good stead because this is some fine music from the heartland. Another one of these wonderful artists you just happen to find a CD by and when you hear it, it’s a revelation. And any album that features players such as members of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and the late, great Lou Whitney, you know it’s bound to be good...."
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