Smith, Grant Maloy / Dust Bowl
Album:Dust Bowl Collection:Country
Artist:Smith, Grant Maloy Added:Aug 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-08-10 Pull Date:2017-10-12 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending:Oct 8Oct 1Sep 24Sep 17Sep 10Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 22, 2017:Traditions - Merry Christmas
Old Black Roller
4.Oct 03, 2017:Totally A
I Come From America
2.Oct 07, 2017:Music Casserole
Old Black Roller (Reprise)
5.Sep 28, 2017:Totally A
I Come From America
3.Oct 05, 2017:Totally A
I Come From America
6.Sep 21, 2017:Totally A
I Come From America

Album Review
Kim Walter
Reviewed 2017-08-09 
Grant Maloy Smith, “Dust Bowl”
Label: BMI/ suburban cowboy music
Reviewed by: Kim Walter, Aug 2017

Interesting themed album on the greatest US environmental disaster of the last century, the Dust Bowl. The lyrics all center on different aspects of the time: the weather, hopes and dreams, the harsh realities of life. Surprisingly good music arranged around a theme not common in music. I liked 5, 8 and 13 best.

1. 3:09 med – upbeat song setting mood of good times
2. 3:09 slow – soulfelt song, remembering the past
3. 2:51 med – upbeat, traveling song
4. 4:10 slow/med – americana music with depression era lyrics
5. 4:17 slow – lament to the heavens with Native American spirituality and name
6. 2:36 med – bluegrass vibe, carefree song
7. 3:18 slow/med – country rock, a hard-luck love song
8. 3:30 slow/med – country song about the lack of rain that inspired this album
9. 3:36 slow/med – sad country song
10. 2:49 med – upbeat, hopeful, Oakies in CA
11. 3:36 slow/med – song about daddy dying, nice fiddle
12. 4:41 slow/med – spiritual vibe
13. 3:05 med – bluesy reprise of song #1

Track Listing
1.Old Black Roller 7.Pushing Back The Wind
2.Lily Of The Valley 8.Never Seen The Rain
3.So Far Away 9.All The Long Way
4.Ride That Train 10.I Come From America
5.Isht A Lhamplo (I Have Strength) 11.Daddy, If You Have To Go
6.Me Time 12.And The Rain Comes Down
 13.Old Black Roller (Reprise)