Jan Schiferl – Waving of the Grass 2019

Jan Schiferl Waving of the Grass Cover Art
Jan Schiferl Waving of the Grass Cover Art

Jan Schiferl

Waving of the Grass

Here we find a blend of particularly nice, primarily acoustic arrangements gracing balladeer Jan Schiferl’s new album.

Both of her original songs (“Freedom For The Cowgirl” and the title track “Waving Of The Grass”) are CD picks. The latter of those songs is a poignant portrait of her grandmother’s private yearning, and it serves as a reminder that not all Western immigrants from across the pond were Irish!

The tempo revisions on the pop covers chosen for the CD work well. Songs like “Sea Of Heartbreak” and “Today I Started Loving You Again” get fresh coats of musical paint. Additional pick covers include Gretchen Peters’ “If Wishes Were Horses” and a very nice “San Antonio Rose.” In fact the entire effect of the release can be placed in that “very nice” bin. It’s balanced, diverse in subject matter and Schiferl’s mellow folk vocal style is a perfect cherry on the sundae! Ten tracks, highly recommended.

CD: $15 +$3 s/h from Jan Schiferl, 55659 892 Road, Fordyce, NE 68736 or through www.schiferlswjranch.com, cdbaby, amazon, spotify & iTunes.

– by Rick Huff

Play List
Sea of Heartbreak
Today I Started Loving You Again
Freedom of the Cowgirl
If Wishes Were Horses
Someone I Used to Love
San Antonio Rose
Waving of the Grass
It’s Who You Love
Sweet by and By