“LOVE, LIGHT & PROMISES”

AS A WRITER OF MANY GENRE OF MUSIC STYLES, AND MANY MUSICIANS AROUND THE GLOBE SOME INDEPENDENT MUSIC ARTISTS AND SOME MAINSTREAM MUSIC ARTISTS, NONE HAVE COMPARED TO THE INCREDIBLE HONOR IT HAS BEEN FOR ME TO WRITE A REVIEW ON THE LEGENDARY MUSICIANS. WITH THIS BEING SAID, I’VE HAD THE REAL HONOR & PRIVELEDGE TO WRITE IN THE PAST A REVIEW ON THE LEGENDARY BAND THE OAK RIDGE BOYS AND THEIR PREVIOUS 2 ALBUMS ONE CALLED “17TH AVENUE REVIVAL” & THE OTHER “ROCK OF AGES”. NOW FLASH FORWARD TO 2021 WITH THEIR LATEST PROJECT CALLED “FRONT PORCH SINGIN”. THE ALBUM IS A TRUE ALBUM FILLED WITH ETERNAL PROMISE, AND HAS THE FEEL AND TEXTURE OF THE CLASSIC AND LEGENDARY SOUNDS OF THEIR ROOTS AS A GOSPEL QUARTET. THE ALBUM HAS A TRUE FLARE OF GOSPEL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO REALLY HEAR THAT SOUND & FEEL THE VIBES ALL THE WAY THROUGH. THE FIRST SONG CALLED “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” THE BOYS REALLY SHOW THEIR TRULY LOVE FOR THE MUSIC AND HAS A VIBE THAT ASKS YOU TO COME CLOSER TO THE SPEAKER. THEIR VOICES ARE TRULY REMARKABLE & VIBRANT DOWN TO THE FALSETTO IN THE CHORUS THAT BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER & KEEPS THAT TRUE SOUND OF WHO THE OAKS ARE AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN. “LOVE, LIGHT & HEALING” A SONG THAT OPENS THE ARMS OF LOVE AND A PRAYER THROUGH THE OAKS INCREDIBLE VOCALS THAT PLEAD FOR LOVE, LIGHT & HEALING AND AND ACTUALLY FEEL THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF THE GOD ABOVE WHO PROVIDES US WITH ALL WE NEED AS LONG AS WE ARE ASKING AND KEEPING OUR FAITH AND EYES UPON HIM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “OLD WAYS” ANOTHER SONG THAT IS SPIRITUALLY FILLED WITH THE LOVE AND HONOR OF THOSE AHEAD OF US WHO BROUGHT & TAUGHT US WHAT WE KNOW AND HANDED DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS. THE BOYS REALLY SHOWCASE THEIR SIGNATURE SOUND ON THIS SONG WHICH I FELL IN LOVE WITH BACK IN THE DAY. IF YOU’RE INTO SONGS OF I NSPIRATION & HEALING AND TOTAL LOVE THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU. WITH THIS BEING SAID TH NEXT SONG CALLED “PROMISED LAND” JOE BONSALL, REALLY HITS THE EMOTIONAL LEVEL WITH HIS AMAZING AND HEARTFELT VOCALS THAT RING A TOUCHING MOMENT, THAT WE ALL WILL FACE ONE DAY OR ANOTHER AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE “PROMISE LAND.” “RED RIVER VALLEY” THE BARITONE VOCALS OF WILLIAM LEE GOLDEN LEADS THE OAKS INTO A SONG CHALKED WITH EMOTION & LOVE THAT BRINGS YOU & YOUR HEART TO THE FRONT PORCH & SINGIN’ ALONG WITH THIS TRULY BELOVED SONG. “LIFE’S RAILWAY TO HEAVEN” A SONG THAT REALLY BRINGS IN THE LEGENDARY SOUNDS OF WHERE THE OAKS FIRST ARRIVED ON THE MUSIC SCENE, WITH THE SPIRITUAL FILLED AND ALLOWS THE DEFINITION OF LIFE THROUGH A SONGFUL NARRATIVE OF THE BOYS THAT KEEPS THAT TRUE AUTOGRAPH OF THE OAKS STAMPED ON IT. “ROCK MY SOUL’ ANOTHER SOLID GOSPEL SONG THAT THE OAKS INVITE YOU TO COME ALONG WITH THEM AS THEY ASK THE FATHER ALMIGHTY TO ROCK MY SOUL, A CATCHY A FLAVORFUL & TOUCHING GOSPEL SONG THAT IS MADE FOR THE OAKS. “SWING DOWN CHARIOT” ANOTHER NARRATIVE THAT ONLY THE OAKS CAN SING THEY MAKE THE SONG A FILLED WITH SCRIPTURE AND FILLED WITH TRUE INSPIRATION AND LOVE & PROMISE FROM THE HEAVENLY FATHER. “TIL I SEE YOU AGAIN” A SONG THAT AGAIN BRINGS TRUE INSPIRATION & LOVE AND HAS SO MUCH INFLECTED LOVE FROM THE BOYS THAT MAKE ONE FALL TO THEIR KNEES AND REFLECTING HOW THANKFUL WE SHOULD BE FOR ALL THAT HE BRINGS US AND ALL THE PROMISES THAT WILL BE MET WHEN WE MEET HIM AGAIN. “UNCLOUDED DAY” THIS SONG REALLY SUMS UP THE ALBUM NAME IN IT, IT HAS THE REAL FEEL OF “FRONT PORCH SINGIN” & THE OAKS REALLY BRING IN THEIR AMAZING ABILITY TO GET YOU ALL TO SING ALONG AND REALLY SPEAK OF THE FUTURE OF AN “UNCLOUDY DAY” THAT IS CERTAIN FOR US ALL. “WHEN HE CALLS” WOW!! WHAT AN TRULY INSPIRATIONAL & A SONG OF TRUE HOPE & LOVE FROM OUR FATHER ABOVE THAT PROMISES US ALL TO CARRY US HOME, DURING OUR ONE JOURNEY THROUGH THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE OF DOUBTS, SORROWS & TEMPTATIONS IF WE HAVE FAITH HE WILL CARRY US THROUGH OF IT. WHAT A REMARKEABLE OF LOVE FILLED AND CHALKED WITH TRUE INSPIRATION FILLED WITH LOVE AND ABOVE ALL THE PROMISE OF A “UNCLOUDED DAY” KNOWING THAT “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” AND WE ALL HAVE THE PROMISE OF “PROMISED LAND” AND AS FOR MYSELF IM HONORED & PROUD TO CALL THE OAK RIDGE BOYS HAVE DEFINED THIS FOR ME AND HAVE INVITED US ALL TO JOIN THEM IN SOME “FRONT PORCH SINGIN” ALONG THE WAY.

THANK YOU KATHY HARRIS & DUANE ALLEN & THE OAK RIDGE BOYS FOR THEIR AMAZING FRIENDSHIPS & THEIR LOVE THAT CARRIES ME THROUGH MY LIFE OF SONG.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE MUSIC REVIEWER & CO OWNER OF DORYS INDIE STARZ RADIO

c 2021 USED BY PERMISSION

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Author: SOUNDWAVEONE Steven F. Adams

I have a very extensive broadcasting & music back round. With over 30 years experience. I have been nominated for several writing awards (ie) publicist and promoter of the year also, one of the industries most revered music reviewers. I started a writing career, with the idea bringing notice to the industry all music artists, focusing on Indie artists, and many mainstream artists as well. Writing about individuals, from all around the globe, all music genres and remaining consistent with my slogan of "Hearing is Believing", and "All Music Matters and bringing out the "positive" in all artists no matter how small, big or different. I feel all need to be given that chance to be noticed for their talents and allow others to hear, and noticed for their talent. As of date I have written well over 400 music album reviews and continue to acquire more everyday. Some legends, some independent artists. My continuing wish is they get the to share the stage lights within the industry. With making a difference with my "Positive " music reviews through my writing style, about them & for them and reviewing their music always in a "Positive" forum.

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