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Heritage Road

by Acoustic Sound Hounds

Described as bluegrass with Americana roots, this contemporary bluegrass album takes you on a journey through the past and present.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Salty Dog Blues (Revisited)
1:51 $0.99
2. I Just Want to Go Home
2:49 $0.99
3. Devil Get Behind Me
2:15 $0.99
4. The Life for Me (Introduction)
0:26 album only
5. The Life for Me
3:09 $0.99
6. Movin' to Missouri
3:27 $0.99
7. Horse of Shiloh
2:23 $0.99
8. Redneck Rooster
2:24 $0.99
9. Confederacy Road
3:59 $0.99
10. Sarah's Soldier
2:45 $0.99
11. Big Cat Daddy
2:14 $0.99
12. You Need Rain
2:20 $0.99
13. No Shoes
3:44 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Acoustic Sound Hounds is a Kaufman County, Texas bluegrass band that plays traditional and contemporary bluegrass, country and old gospel while adding its own flavor to the music. Their music has been described as “Bluegrass with Americana Roots.” Always working on new material, the band specializes in writing and performing its own music compositions.

The four person band consists of Combine, TX residents Craig Dennie on banjo, and Phil Boyd on bass; and Cottonwood, TX residents Jeff Gray on rhythm guitar and Pam Gray on mandolin. The band was formed in 2008 when Pam began playing the mandolin. Phil then put down his guitar and began playing bass. Soon Pam’s husband Jeff, and friend Craig, joined the group and the band was complete by 2009. Pam's and Jeff's daughter, and incidentally Phil's granddaughter, plays the ocarina in "Sarah's Soldier" in the new album, and represents the third generation of musicians in the family.

The band has released two albums. The first album, "Acoustic Sound Hounds," completed in 2011, contains ten songs, eight of which are original music written by the band. The second album, “Heritage Road,” completed in late 2016, contains 12 songs, 11 of which are originals. This new “themed” album addresses family memories and tales from the past and present.

The themed album, “Heritage Road” contains 12 music tracks, and one track where Pam introduces “The Life for Me.” In Track 1, Phil revisits a favorite song from his childhood, “Salty Dog Blues.” The second song, “I Just Want to Go Home,” relates a popular Dallas White Rock Lake ghost legend as told from the ghost’s perspective. Pam provides an answer to some real-life temptations in “Devil Get Behind Me” in Track 3. Track 4 is Pam’s short introduction to the next song, “The Life for Me.” In Track 5, “The Life for Me,” Pam reminisces about her childhood in rural Texas. “Movin’ to Missouri” (Track 6) describes a family’s move from Kentucky to Missouri following the War Between the States as told by a 5-year old girl. The next song, “Horse of Shiloh” continues the theme of stories from the past, as the Civil War Battle of Shiloh is described through a horse’s eyes. Track 8, “Redneck Rooster,” is a real-life parable based on a hen’s experiences with a rooster in a chicken coop. In “Confederacy Road,” Jeff describes a soldier’s journey to a family reunion in Heaven. In Track 10, “Sarah’s Soldier” tells the story of a lady that awaits the return of her fiancé from the War Between the States by playing a mandolin in the hills each night. “Big Cat Daddy” (Track 11) tells the story of a spinster and her boyfriend having fun for many years. “You Need Rain” offers relief when your soul is parched. “No Shoes,” Track 13, tells the true story of Craig’s ancestor returning home without shoes or anything else after the War Between the States.

CREDITS: All tracks are performed by Acoustic Sound Hounds. Fiddle by Milo Deering on Tracks 5 and 10. Dobro by Milo Deering on Tracks 6, 7, and 12. Ocarina by Jacie Gray on Track 10. Chicken scratch by Phil Boyd and Pam Gray on Track 8. Special vocal microphone on Tracks 1 and 4 provided by Casey Di Iorio. Engineered, recorded and mixed by Casey Di Iorio, Valve Studios, Dallas, TX. Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music, New Windsor, NY. Produced by Casey Di Iorio, Phil Boyd, Pam and Jeff Gray.



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