Rebekah Long | Run Away

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Run Away

by Rebekah Long

New music from one of bluegrass music's most exciting new female singer-songwriters offering nine new originals and some very fresh takes on a few standards!
Genre: Country: Bluegrass
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Georgia Bound
3:18 $0.99
2. I've Seen the Light
3:07 $0.99
3. Every Time I Fall Asleep
2:59 $0.99
4. Honky Cat
3:58 $0.99
5. Run Away
2:56 $0.99
6. A Place Beyond the Clouds
2:50 $0.99
7. My Greatest Shame
4:09 $0.99
8. Fishin' on the Cumberland
3:14 $0.99
9. Welcome Me Back Home
3:31 $0.99
10. The Swimming Song
3:12 $0.99
11. Lay Your Isaac Down
2:15 $0.99
12. Woodland Street
3:25 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This Lincolnton, GA born talent thrives these days in Nashville, Tennessee where the past few years have seen the release of her debut solo album HERE I AM which gave her a Top 20 Bluegrass Unlimited hit on the song "Ain't Life Sweet" as well as a month long stint hosting the Bluegrass Ridge television program on the Heartland TV Network where two videos from her debut album are in regular rotation. The album continues to chart in the Roots Music Report charts, even as she launches her second solo album on LUK Records, RUN AWAY.

The past year of life's ups and downs has helped Rebekah Long carve the songs on this new effort. Under the guiding hand of Donna Ulisse, who once again produced and co-wrote many of the songs, this album reflects some of the trials Rebekah has seen these recent years.

Some writers feel they must live what they write so you will find glimpses of Long's life through several selections on this project. An example is the rollicking "Georgia Bound", a toe-tapping barn burner of her yearning to see the place where she grew up. For those who follow Rebekah on Facebook, "Fishin' on the Cumberland", co-written with Donna Ulisse and Jerry Salley, is no doubt about her love for the great outdoors and this feel good lyric and melody ring true.

Of course, what goes up must come down as lamented in the story song "Woodland Street" and the tender "A Place Beyond the Clouds", both touching on the loss this past year of her husband Ben Speer. "Every Time I Fall Asleep" and "Welcome Me Back Home" borrow from this same melancholy state of mind and through a forlorn melody she writes about longing, regret and hope.

"I've Seen The Light" is a tried and true old-feeling track complete with a clever lyrical spin on her love story and sure to have an audience wanting to sing along.

Not all of Rebekah's songs are biographical and she proves that writing outside the truth can showcase good storytelling as in the haunting song "My Greatest Shame" where a mother's love for her child leads her into a very dark secret. The title track "Run Away" sounds just like its name. When the music takes off, so does the story of a girl watching her man race into the night after she tells him she loves him.

Rebekah's delightful performance on the song "Honky Cat", written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin demonstrates her ability to claim a standard as her own and her version of Loudon Wainwright's "The Swimming Song" is as fresh as a summer morning at the water's edge.

A highlight in this collection is the duet between Rebekah and her late husband Ben Speer with the upbeat "Lay Your Isaac Down", blending her love for bluegrass and Ben's love for gospel music and creating a memory for the ages.

Musicians: Banjo: Scott Vestal / Upright Bass: Mike Bub / Fiddle & Mandolin: Patrick McAvenue / Acoustic Guitar: Cody Kilby / Fiddle: Shad Cobb / Bass: Mark Fain / Mandolin: Jarrod Walker



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