of the finer folkie efforts in recent memory, if only because
his roots do run deep and he's not afraid to stretch them, either.
Lawrence flaunts his twang while staying just this side of sticky
sentimentality, and he offers some telling thoughts on the small
pleasures and large limitations in Southern life.
Music & Sound Output
a fine debut by a transplanted Alabaman who recently moved to
New York. Lawrence is an excellent guitar and mandolin picker
and his tales of rural southern life ring true. The title track,
for example, is a capsule history of "Walker County,"
starting with its discovery by Jubal Ross and closing with the
replacement of a farm by a trailer park and a church by a strip
Included in his ten best folk albums of 1986
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