Bluegrass Unlimited - Jim & Valerie Gabeheart - It's My TurnJIM & VALERIE GABEHART
IT’S MY TURN
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It’s My Turn is the latest music production from the husband and wife team of Jim (banjo and vocals) and Valerie (guitar and vocals) Gabehart. Their West Virginia-based group also features daughter Amy (vocals), son Charles (vocals), Brandon Shuping (mandolin and vocals), and Joe Vance, Jr., (bass and vocals). For these particular recordings, the band traveled to the studio of Steve Thomas in Hendersonville, Tenn. Steve is also featured on multiple instruments and vocal parts along with guest pickers Jason Carter (fiddle) and resonator guitarist Rob Ickes.

The dozen selections include four Jim Gabehart compositions, “Daddy’s Little Man,” the title song, “What Kind Of Tomorrow,” and “Grandpa Was An Old Time Preacher Man.” Also featured are outstanding renditions of “How’s The World Treating You,” Jimmie Rodgers’ “Peach Pickin’ Time” in Georgia, “Heart Of The Wood,” and an interesting little ditty “I’m The Boss,” which comes from the pen of country music songwriter Harlan Howard. It’s My Turn is exciting contemporary bluegrass with a tinge of originality and certain to bring the talents of Jim and Valerie Gabehart to the attention of bluegrass listening audiences everywhere. (Jim Gabehart, 292 Trace Creek Rd., Hamlin, WV 25523, www.jimandvaleriegabehart.com.) LM