“HEARTFUL OF SONGS”

WHAT A TRULY AMAZING LIFE, TO WRITE MUSIC ALBUM REVIEWS FOR ALL MUSICIANS, LEGENDS AND HEROES OF MINE. TO WORK WITH SUCH PURE AND TRUE TALENT, AND THE CONNECTIONS BEING MADE DAILY. WITH THIS BEING SAID I HAVE  BEEN INTROUCED TO A NEW GUY NAMED CRAIG MURPHY, WHO HAS A SOUND THAT IS TRULY EXCITING AND AMAZING, AND TALK ABOUT CONNECTIONS, WELL MY DEAR FRIEND JOHN HEINRICH ACTUALLY PRODUCED THIS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL ALBUM FOR CRAIG. THE NAME OF THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “COUNTRY MY WAY”. THE LEGENDARY RONNIE MILSAP FRONT MAN, DOBRO PLAYER, SAX EXTRAORDINAIRE, AND MORE AND WITH THE MORE EMPHASIZING ON PRODUCER, THE ONE THE ONLY JOHN HEINRICH. THE ALBUM HAS A REAL HUMAN TOUCH FEEL TO IT AND CRAIG SHOWS THIS THROUGH HIS GENUINE AND REAL FEEL TO THE AT HOME FEEL AND WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH THIS GUY, HE’S THE REAL THING. AS I LISTENED I COULD TELL THAT CRAIG SINGS FROM HIS HEART, HE HAS A TRUE PULSE ON THIS AND HIS MUSIC REFLECTS THIS ALL THE WAY THROUGH THIS AMAZING AND SUPERBLY PRODUCED ALBUM WHICH REFLECTS JOHN AND HIS PERSONALITY AND THE WAY HE IS AS A PERSON HE IS. THE FIRST SONG IS CALLED “WALK ON BY” AND CRAIG BRINGS IN HIS TRULY DOWN HOME AND EARTHY FEEL TO THIS SONG  AND DOES A REAL BANG UP GREAT JOB ON IT. AS A LONG TIME FAN OF THE LATE GLEN CAMPBELL,  A SONG THAT CRAIG DOES A SUPERB AND MARVELOUS JOB IS THE SONG OF “WICHITA LINEMAN”AND AFTER READING ABOUT CRAIG AND HIS LIFE STORY OF LOOSING HIS BROTHER 10 YEARS AGO TO HIS PROFESSION OF CLIMBING POWER POLES, AS SUCH A WITCHITA LINEMAN, AND WHAT A PURELY ACT OF BOTHERLY LOVE, AND CRAIG DOES THIS SONG MASTERFULLY, FULL OF EMOTION AND WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF JOHN HEINRICH AS THE MASTER WITH CONTROLS PRODUCING, ONE CAN’T GO WRONG. THE NEXT SONG CRAIG TAKES ON IS A VINTAGE AND WELL KNOWN SONG THAT CHARLIE PRIDE HAD DONE TE SONG “KISS AN ANGEL GOOD MORNING” A 1971 SONG REVIVED FROM THE MUSICAL ARCHIVES AND CRAIG DOES AN TRULY GREAT VERSION OF THIS, EVEN CHARLEY IS PROBABLY VERY PROUD OF THIS. WITH HIS ELEMENT OF DOWN HOME FEEL CRAIG TAKES ON A TRULY LEGENDARY MUSIC ARTIST AND HIS SONG OF “EL PASO” A MARTY ROBBINS SONG FROM  1959 AND SERVES THE SONG IN A VINTAGE WAY THAT WAS TRULY AMAZING AND JUST REMINDED ME OF HEARING THAT OLD RECORD ITSELF. WITH THAT BEING SAID CRAIG WITH HIS NEXT SONG CALLED “NO TELLIN’ WHERE SHE’S MOTELIN’ ” DOES A SUPERB AND AS I LISTEN TO CRAIG HE’S JUST GOT A NATURAL FEEL TO HIS VOCALS THAT PUTS YOUR MIND AT EASE AND EARS TAKE IN ALL THE GREATNESS THAT IS BEING HEARD. WITH THE AMAZING AND TRULY REMARKABLE PRODUCTION VALUES OF LEGENDARY JOHN HEINRICH, THIS ALBUM IS IN STELLER CATEGORY, AND IS TRULY AN AMAZING AND TOTALLY AN ALBUM WORTH YOUR WHILE TO SIT DOWN AND LISTEN TO. IN ADDITION TO THIS THE NEXT SONG IS  CALLED “CHOICES” AND ONCE AGAIN THAT REMARKABLE VOCAL RANGE AND DOWN HOME FEEL TO HIS VOICE, CRAIG REALLY MAKES A MOST ENJOYABLE LISTENING EXPERIENCE. THE NEXT TRACK, I MUST SAY THAT I’VE ALWAYS BEEN A TRUE FAN OF THE LATE RAY PRICE AND WRITTEN BY KRIS KRISTOFFERSON THE SONG IS A SONG THAT HAS SO MUCH REFLECTION, THE SONG “FOR THE GOOD TIMES” AND CRAIG GOT THIS,  WITH THIS HIS INFLECTION AND TRULY AMAZING FEELING PUT BEHIND THE SONG CRAIG HAS THAT ABILITY TO MAKE A SONG SOUND RIGHT AND WITH THE TRUE FEELINGS BEHIND THEM. “LIFE TURNED HER THAT WAY” JUST ANOTHER AMAZING AND MOST ENJOYABLE VERSION AND CRAIG RINGS IN CONSISTANT VOCALS AND HIS GIFT OF MUSICALITY, BROUGHT FORTH BY AMAZING PRODUCTIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE, BY ONCE AGAIN MUSIC LEGEND AND HERO OF MINE MR. JOHN HEINRICH AT THE CONTROLS. THE NEXT SONG IS FOREVER ETCHED WITHIN MY MUSICAL MEMORIES A SONG CALLED “WELCOME TO MY WORLD”  FROM LEGENDS THE LATE JIM REEVES AND EDDY ARNOLD AND CRAIG FITS RIGHT IN THERE WITH THEM, HIS ABILITY TO SING A SONG AND HAVE SO MUCH TRUE INFLECTION AND HONESTY WITHIN HIS VOCALS IT ‘S AMAZING AND EXCITING TO KNOW THAT THERE IS MUSICIANS OUT THERE, THAT SHARE THAT EMOTIONAL LEVEL AS MY TRUE MUSICAL HEROES. THE LAST SONG CALLED “I SAW GOD TODAY” CRAIG SHOWS HIS AMAZING AND PURELY HONEST TALENTS THAT ARE TRULY EXPRESSIVE FROM HIS HEART AND ARE WELL HEARD THROUGH HIS AMAZING AN REMARKABLE TALENT, AND IS TRULY AND VERY WELL LOVED BY MYSELF, AND THIS IS ONE MUSIC ARTIST THAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD FOR WHAT HE BRINGS TOI THE MUSIC TABLE, FOR US ALL TO PARTAKE AND CHERISH I KNOW I DO AND ALWAYS WILL. MANY THANKS TO JOHN HEINRICH FOR HIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP AND TRULY HIS AMAZIN SUPPORT FOR WHAT I LOVE TO DO, WHICH IS WRITE. IN ADDITION MANY THANKS TO CRAIG MURPHY AND HIS WONDERFUL GIFT OF TRULY MAGICAL AND HEART FELT SONG AND MUSICIANSHIP.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST PUBLICIST REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

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