Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CD Review: Mark Wayne Glasmire (Self-titled)

Charles A. Smith

"Last Of A Dying Breed," the first cut on Mark Wayne Glasmire's self titled album, describes the singer perfectly with his great all American style and pure vocals. Glasmire is a great story teller, and blends his beautiful voice with the lyrics in a perfect combination, accentuated by both natural ability and experience. Both the ladies and gents will like this crooner, who exemplifies good country music that everyone can enjoy, including music fans of other genres. "Going Home" is a beautiful song about a soldier's call to duty and this tribute to the men and women who serve our country is both patriotic and heartwarming, as he pulls out all the stops, including a fantastic harmonica solo and a great band. All  of the music is beautifully arranged, and the songs are stories that you'll remember and want to hear again and again as you can really relate to them. Glasmire has the gift of making you feel his music through his voice and expression, which is almost hypnotic. He shows his "wild side" a bit and does some boogie woogie on the track "She's Got It All," which seals the deal on his star quality. I think it's safe to say that Mark has arrived and is here to stay. "Mark Wayne Glasmire" is an excellent CD, and one that belongs in any country fan's collection. 

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