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New Day Dawning

by Fall Line Bluegrass Band

This Virginia-based band presents a toe-tapping line-up of tunes, including 4 originals, 3 instrumentals & some great interpretations of bluegrass standards.
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Close To Your Heart
2:37 album only
2. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
3:42 album only
3. Nelson County Flood
4:08 album only
4. Cherokee Shuffle
3:13 album only
5. Orphan Girl
3:59 album only
6. If Wishes Were Horses
3:17 album only
7. Trail Dust
2:30 album only
8. Remember Me Well
4:04 album only
9. If It Ain't Love
3:13 album only
10. Can't You Hear Me Calling
3:15 album only
11. Rebecca
3:38 album only
12. I'm Waiting For My Lord
3:19 album only


Album Notes
This Fredericksburg, Virginia-based bluegrass band checks in with their debut album, "New Day Dawning". The song collection includes a toe-tapping mix of 4 originals, 3 instrumentals and several bluegrass standards. Veteran singer/songwriter and band leader, Pat Ritchie, assembled a stellar line-up of instrumentalists for this album including band members Bill Hensley, known for his melodic banjo style; Keith Mellinger, a dynamic & versatile guitar flat-picker; and Gary Phillips, who is known for his reliably smooth & steady bass technique. The lead vocals are performed by Pat Ritchie in her heartfelt and compelling vocal style.

The original songs (written by Ritchie) on this album include "Nelson County Flood", the harrowing true tale of tragedy caused by Hurricane Camille in 1969; "Close To Your Heart", an upbeat ode to a life-long partner & "Remember Me Well", a song of longing and loss. "I'm Waiting For My Lord" is an optimistic look at the after-life written by Bill Hensley/Pat Ritchie.

Several guest artists were brought in for some special touches: Mark Clifton is amazing on Resonator guitar & Ed Dickerson rocks on the fiddle. The harmony vocalists include all of the band members, plus special guests Pam Berumez, Sandi Prince & Jeff Covert. This cast of back-up singers give the vocal tracks a good measure of extra depth & feeling.

The end result? An enchanting & uplifting bluegrass journey!



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Lynn Healey

Great blend and choice of material
Pick any song on the CD and you will want to hear another. Very smooth delivery and the original numbers are remarkable, especially Nelson County Flood.

Ginger Graves Chadduck

Buy it.
Highlighted by George Ritchie's haunting "Nelson County Flood", this CD satisfies the true bluegrass fan with a terrific mix of covers and original songs. The banjo playing is stellar. Also, don't miss
"I'm Waiting for My Lord".

Ken Kopke

Great vocal and instrumentals
Great CD. Songs are simple and pure in the bluegrass tradition. Lead singer Pat Ritchie has a voice that reminds me of Patsy Cline. Flat picker Keith Mellinger rivals Dan Bletz, the North Carolina flat picking champion now with the Bisquit Burners.