Godwin, Charles Wesley / How The Mighty Fall
Album: How The Mighty Fall   Collection:Country
Artist:Godwin, Charles Wesley   Added:Feb 2022
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2022-02-26 Pull Date: 2022-04-30 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 10 Mar 27 Mar 13 Mar 6
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 25, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
Needle Fall Down
4. Feb 11, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
2. Jan 27, 2024: Hanging in the Boneyard
Needle Fall Down
5. Nov 19, 2022: Hanging in the Bone Yard
Lyin' Low
3. May 06, 2023: Hanging In The Boneyard
Lyin' Low
6. Sep 17, 2022: Hanging In The Bone Yard
Gas Well

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2022-02-15
In his 2nd release, Godwin amps it up with a country band that gives Charlie Daniels a run for his money. Still, even with all the wattage, this coal miner's son stays true to his Appalachian roots telling exquisite, mostly southern gothic, tales of the hollar. Whether he's singing about an antebellum era love triangle (9) or mini-opera about saving one's farm (6-8), the authenticity in his vocals hits you like a gut punch. The theme is deftly complimented by a rock solid band that echos the feel of the Smoky Mountains even when running full tilt. This craft is best demonstrated in 8 which is the the country equivalent of Brian Wilson's classic, Good Vibrations. Play anything it is all bleepin' fantastic.

RIYL: Nathaniel Rateliff, James McMurtry, Steve Earle, Charlie Daniels Band

1 Over Yonder - acoustic, old timey hollar vibe with great slide & fiddle (slow, 3:50)***
2 Lyin' Low - ode to the Appalachian experience about father giving up wild ways to provide for family with nice fiddle (med, 4:19)**
3 Jesse - slow start mystically builds with banjo, slide & fiddle (med, 3:48)***
4 Temporary Town - return to hollar from midwest to find one's roots with piano break (med, 4:03)**
5 Needle Fall Down - acoustic blues tale of a man on the edge of suicide with bone chilling plaintive vocals (slow, 3:15)***
6 Strong - band rocks it in tale of debts, dues and perseverance (fast, 4:32)**
7 Bones - powerful rocker ala CDB about loss of a son (fast, 4:35)*
8 Gas Well - classic banker vs farmer fight with Mariachi horns & signature shifts (fast, 4:45)****
9 Cranes of Potter - acoustic, enchanting antebellum era love triangle ends with woman's murder (slow, 4:23)*
10 Blood Feud - full bore country rocker, revenge for a brother's death (fast, 4:03)
11 Lost Without You - acoustic, tale of love lost with tearful fiddle & cello (slow, 3:39)**
12 How the Mighty Fall - story of a once powerful woman dealing with her decline (med, 4:14)*

Track Listing
1. Over Yonder   7. Bones
2. Lyin' Low   8. Gas Well
3. Jesse   9. Cranes Of Potter
4. Temporary Town   10. Blood Fued
5. Needle Fall Down   11. Lost Without You
6. Strong   12. How The Mighty Fall