If Stones Could Talk
Country - Alternative
Building on Gene's first CD "Waiting for Rain," this duo album "If Stones Could Talk" once again features Gene's all original songs. Now joined by his wife Gayla on harmony and lead vocals and bass (and co-author of "Everyday Things"), Gene's bright acoustic guitar and vocals set the tone. The acoustic Americana sound varies from a folkier feel on "Great Divide" and "Talking to a Stone" to a bluegrass treatment on "Milk and Honey" and "River, Railway, Road" and a traditional country sound on "Thriving" and "Everyday Things." Two instrumentals, flat-picked "Bright Blue Eyes" and finger-picked "Dying Fire" with spare bass accompaniment, add further depth. The duo are joined on various tracks by Bill Evans (banjo), Ivan Rosenberg (dobro), Barry Lawson (mandolin), and Jim Skelding (fiddle).