THE SECRET OF LIFE
It’s about dang time! Isn’t that what a lot of you thought when you heard that veteran bluegrass musician Daryl Mosley had put out his first solo CD? The much-awaited anticipation is well worth it. Fans know Mosley most recently from his founding membership with The Farm Hands, and before then, his tenure alongside the iconic Osborne Brothers and the first part of his musical life with New Tradition. His bandmate from New Tradition days, Danny Roberts of The Grascals, produced the project along with Mosley.
Roberts lent a songwriting hand in penning one of 11 cuts from The Secret Of Life, “Heartaches Moving In.” Besides that song and “Do What The Good Book Says” that he co-wrote with Rick Lang, the rest of the project is penned solely by Mosley. Musicians adding their creative touch to the singer/songwriter’s CD include Roberts (mandolin), Tony Wray (guitar), Aaron McDaris (banjo), Adam Haynes (fiddle), Michael Stockton (resonator guitar) and with harmony vocals from Irene Kelley, Jaelee Roberts, and Jeanette Williams. Mosley knocks homerun after homerun with his cleverly crafted songs and a smooth, warm voice that transfixes listeners. Here’s hoping for a quick follow-up album. (Pinecastle Records, 2514 River Rd., Piedmont, SC 29673, www.pinecastlerecords.com.)BC