The Hanson Family
Rhythm Rides Again
As if this were big news, from Note #1 of The Hanson Family’s new album the sense of frisky fun pervades. And to build the cliché, I would further say “they’re at the top of their game” except I suspect these siblings have “game” yet to play about which we can only guess!
In the tradition of the better Western, Classic Pop and Jazz styles, the trio harmony and arrangements are showy yet still fitting within the intent of the songs selected. Therefore all tracks here could be legitimate picks, but of special interest are three less often heard songs, Gene de Paul & Don Raye’s “Beside The Rio Tonto Shore,” Bob Nolan’s “Sing As You Work” and, from Canada, Shane Guse & Larry Wayne Clark’s “Swingtime Lullabye.”
Fiddle phenom Hayley Sandoz supplants Lisa Hanson on a couple of tracks, and guess whose guitar graces a couple more?? Rich O’Brien! Welcome back, Sir Richard!
This newest release from the Hansons should find favor with anybody who has ears!!
Twelve tracks, highly recommended.
CD: $18 ppd from The Hanson Family, 26333 Perkins Rd., Veneta, OR 97487 or through amazon, iTunes, cdbaby, spotify and thirty-one other digital stores!!
– by Rick Huff
Don’t Fence Me In
Along the Santa Fe Trail
Beside the Rio Tonto Shore
Along the Navajo Trail
I Want to Be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart
Sing as You Work
God Bless the USA