At this time of writing this review of the Smith Sisters and their brand new EP called “With Love” as I always do listen intensely to the whole album , let it soak in, then listen as many times as it takes to hear and gain my hearts composure and begin to formulate my words, and sometimes it takes a little while to do this. This is not the first Bluegrass album I’ve reviewed, nor the last I’m sure of that. The Ep of the Smith Sisters is a wonderful and cheery and full of positive vibes staring with the first track called “If you Love Me” and the Smith Sisters have a sound that is amazing and the song has a mix of Bluegrass and has a hint of country/ folk in it, and has the story line of country music, asking the question “If You Love Me”. The Sisters have an amazing sound, very unique and a true bluegrass pickin’ all the way through. The second song on this amazing and wonderful solid EP is called “Pennies On The Ground” a dreamy of sorts kind of song but takes flight with a message of positive and very uplifting to the soul. “I could quit you in a Minute” the harmonies of the Smith Sisters is one to be reckoned with, and the sound of real folk influence was heard throughout this song and others.The Sisters really have their act together on this album. I really enjoy their harmonic balance within each other on each song. The next track called “Face to Face” a delicate ballad of sorts that once again show who the Smith Sisters are as a act. They have totally unwavering harmonies, coupled with great music lyrics and this song has gained my hearts attention, and I love it. This is the kind of band that Is truly American and keeps positive vibes all throughout. The song really is amazing and most enjoyable. “I Wanna Be a Star In Heaven” has the sounds of bluegrass, and coupled with the mandolin & fiddle and with the Smith Sisters vocals really has a sound that is truly finely polished gem of the bluegrass genre. “By His Grace” another song that rings in the element of positivity and a good message within the lyrics. as this song finished, I was anticipating more, however I realized it’s only a 6 song EP. The Smith Sisters have been nominated for several awards amongst their peers in the music industry and in my opinion well deserved and “bravo’. All in all this EP represents what is outstanding within the area of music, and I really enjoyed hearing this wonderful and heartwarming EP and I thank both Kelli Lewis & Wendy Kilman for their amazingly and beautiful music and their ability to assist my heart softening to their truly talented music & wonderful harmonies. I also thank Kelli & Wendy for the opportunity to hear such fine musical work & their amazing friendship. I eagerly look forward to hearing what’s next for them, a new album?, all I see is a bright future for them and their uplifting harmonies and superb music that carries a positive vibe with it wherever it may go.
Steven F. Adams
Music Reviewer/Publicist/Owner Sound Wave One
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