Adkins, Wilder / Hope & Sorrow
Album:Hope & Sorrow Collection:Country
Artist:Adkins, Wilder Added:Dec 2016
Label:No Label 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-02-08 Pull Date:2017-04-12 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Mar 19Mar 12Feb 19Feb 12

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 16, 2017:Totally A
Hope & Sorrow, Cherry Blossoms
4.Feb 18, 2017:Butter and Jams
When I'm Married
2.Mar 10, 2017:Magic Mix
Cherry Blossoms
5.Feb 18, 2017:Music Casserole
Hope & Sorrow
3.Mar 07, 2017:Munch Time
Dreamer, Cherry Blossoms
6.Feb 11, 2017:The Iron Skillet
When I'm Married

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-01-21 
Wilder Adkins, “Hope & Sorrow”
Label: self
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, January 2017

Sometimes I am really surprised by how an artist sounds versus how I think he should sound, and this guy really surprised me. Coming from a background of folk and Americana, Wilder Adkins has certainly found his distinct sound, exemplified by #1, 2, 5, 9, 11, 12. His themes include faith, doubt, hope, sorrow, and the all pervasive LOVE. My faves were: 4, 6, 7, 8

1. slow/med- mellow, pleasant, unobtrusive; voice sounds familiar
2. slow- gentle song about a gentlewoman
3. slow/med- lyrics summarize song “in love we are”; a happy, meandering tune
4. med- slightly nostalgic, traveling tune, upbeat
5. med- album namesake, best example of pure voice on album
6. slow- more variation in both melody and voice than anywhere else on album
7. slow/med- hopeful song about a happy, married future
8. med- INSTRUMENTAL- unique instruments including rainstick
9. slow- mellow, meandering, tremulous voice
10. slow/med- duet, lovesong
11. slow- Wilder’s classic sound
12. slow- another example of Wilder’s sound

Track Listing
1.Dreamer 7.When I'm Married
2.Gentle Woman 8.Sericea
3.Bright & Beautiful 9.Smoke Signals
4.Cherry Blossoms 10.Our Love Is A Garden
5.Hope & Sorrow 11.Wild Things
6.Mecca 12.Wrestle