Live at the Station Inn

Shawn Camp

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Live at the Station Inn Review

by Thom Jurek

Nash Vegas singer/songwriter Shawn Camp has had his share of career ups and downs, from writing number one hits for Garth Brooks ("Two Pina Coladas") and Brooks & Dunn ("How Long Gone") to scoring the charts himself, only to be released from his recording contract with Warner Brothers. Live at the Station Inn is Camp's first record in three years. Recorded with a smoking little acoustic band that includes Bucky Baxter, Stuart Duncan, Mike Compton, David Roe, David Talbot and Scott Vestal. The material, comes from Camp's catalog, and has been revamped for acoustic bluegrass and roots country accompaniment and does not disappoint. His singing voice rambles somewhere between that of Ricky Skaggs and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, with phrasing that touches on everyone from Del McCoury to Butch Hancock. Production is so immediate it's almost raw with a great board work by Jimmy Tittle. Standouts include "Redbird," "Forever Ain't No Trouble Now," "Magnolia Wind"and "Soldier's Joy, 1864."

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