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Claybank / Playing Hard To Forget
Album:Playing Hard To Forget Collection:Country
Artist:Claybank Added:10/2016
Label:Rural Rhythm Records 

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Add Date:2016-11-09 Pull Date:2017-01-11 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
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How I Love You 2:53

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2016-11-05 
Reviewed by: Kim Walter
Oct 2016
Label: Rural Rhythm Records


Claybank is four religious guys, a mandolin, a banjo, a guitar, a bass, four voices and some serious bluegrass. They play both upbeat traditional banjo dominant bluegrass and slower ballads, more like folk music with a religious rather than political tone. The two lead vocalists ( Zack and Jacob, 16 and 17 respectively!!) alternate with the singing duties, with band mates Gary and Tyler harmonizing as well, and all these voices give the songs a surprising variety. The album both begins and ends on a strong bluegrass note, giving a hint as to their genesis. Traditional bluegrass: 1,5,12. My faves: 2, 7, 9.


Claybank- “Playing Hard To Forget”
1. 2:53 - clear lyrics, med/fast tempo
2. 3:00 – variation in tune, interesting theme, slow
3. 2:47 – smooth vocal medley, slow
4. 2:45 – banjo dominant with real country feel, med
5. 3:12 – Traditional bluegrass sound with strong vocals, med
6. 3:26 – reminds me of a mountain folk spiritual, slow
7. 2:49 - ** Most unique song on album, also band’s namesake, med
8. 3:26 – Clear, strong vocals with excellent musical accompaniment, slow
9. 3:38 – Strong banjo, only instrumental on album
10. 3:00 – spiritual song, med
11. 3:15 – vocal harmonies dominate this lament, slow
12. 1:59 – strong classic bluegrass- fast, furious and short


Track Listing
1.How I Love You 2:53 7.Up On Claybank 2:49
2.Demise Of Handsome Molly 3:00 8.Daddy Would Sing 3:26
3.It Almost Feels Like Love 2:47 9.Foot Of The Phoenix 3;38
4.A Little Bit Of You 2:45 10.I Believe 3:00
5.My Baby's Gone 3:12 11.Playing Hard To Forget 3:15
6.I'll Stick With The Old Stuff 3:26 12.On My Way Back To You 1:59