If Stones Could Talk
Building on Gene’s first CD “Waiting for Rain,” this duo album 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 folk 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 by Bill Evans (banjo), Ivan Rosenberg (dobro), Barry Lawson (mandolin), and Jim Skelding (fiddle).
"For those that love fables of experience, tragedy, love and endeavour both happy and sad plus the indefinable human essence that comes in spades with Americana, this is an album you must have. If these songs don’t move you, then your soul is made of stone."
Tim Carroll, FolkWords
#5 album, Roots Music Report Folk Chart and #11 album, Folk DJ Chart