Rutherford, Carl / Turn Off The Fear
Album: Turn Off The Fear   Collection:Blues
Artist:Rutherford, Carl   Added:Sep 2017
Label:Music Maker Relief Fund  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-11-26 Pull Date: 2018-01-28 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Jan 28
Airplays: 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 27, 2018: blues with a feelin'
In The Pines, Back Home To West Virginia
3. Jan 22, 2018: Everything A To Z 118
Shasta Delight
2. Jan 26, 2018: Traditions
Takin' The Tops Off My Pretty Mountains

Album Review
Reviewed 2017-11-14
He’s been described as having a “Buck Owens-style twang.” Here’s a classic collection of American folk – gospel classics, railroad tunes, and even a few coal mining disaster songs. Rutherford (1929-2006) was something of a grandfather of hillbilly blues and mountain gospel, with just a hint of California honky-tonk. This could be filed in country or in blues. One star every track. Really. Such a stripped-down, real-life, no bullshit sound.

1. Upbeat train song w/a totally catchy toe-tapping sound. Oh yeah!
2. Old time laidback folk w/restrained use of chorus, cool strings.
3. Lowdown coal mining ode.
4. Stripped down hill country version of the folk classic. Slow.
5. Downtempo honky tonk blues. The real deal.
6. Slow coal country ballad.
7. Slow gospel classic, long instrumental intro. Authentic.
8. Appalachian hymn to home. Downtempo twang.
9. Relaxed folk nostalgia – made famous by Elvis.
10. Midtempo folk love gone wrong song.
11. A 1940 mine disaster, Annie’s waiting for her man. Downtempo.
12. Coal country lament. Downtempo.

Track Listing
1. Shasta Delight   7. Old Rugged Cross
2. Flyin' High   8. Back Home To West Virginia
3. Turn Off The Fear   9. Long Black Limousine
4. In The Pines   10. Love Can't Fly On Broken Wings
5. Waterin' Hole Blues   11. Little Annie
6. Last Handloader   12. Takin' The Tops Off My Pretty Mountains