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Adkins, Wilder / Hope & Sorrow
Album:Hope & Sorrow Collection:Country
Artist:Adkins, Wilder Added:12/2016
Label:No Label 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-02-08 Pull Date:2017-04-12 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:19 Mar12 Mar19 Feb12 Feb

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 16 Mar 17:Jon Cousins
Totally A
4.Sat, 18 Feb 17:DJ Osud
Butter and Jams
2.Fri, 10 Mar 17:DJ Kai.
Magic Mix
5.Sat, 18 Feb 17:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Tue, 07 Mar 17:Ogrelord
Munch Time
6.Sat, 11 Feb 17:Joseph
The Iron Skillet

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