With award-winning vocalist Charlie Waller at the helm for nearly 50 years, the Country Gentlemen could do no wrong. This CD catches the long-lived quartet in 1976, with Doyle Lawson on mandolin, Bill Holden on banjo, and Ed Ferris on bass.
“An outstanding representation of mid-’70s Country Gentlemen, with classic folk sensibilities touching the bluegrass and gospel playlist. Songs represent superb composing from the Goble–Drumm team (including the title cut), along with other winners such as Willie Nelson’s ‘Bloody Mary Morning’ and Tom T. Hall’s ‘Pamela Brown.’ A winning selection!”—Sing Out
“The Country Gentlemen expanded the definition of ‘bluegrass'—they were progressive bluegrass before the term existed. The Gentlemen came along with the first wave of the folk music revival in the late ‘50s and quickly made a name for themselves as a band that could not only play traditional material straight, but also brought Bob Dylan and contemporary country material into the genre. Because of their exceptional singing and virtuoso instrumentals, the Gentlemen attracted a broad audience, ranging from traditional country/bluegrass fans to folk and soft rock lovers.”—All Music Guide