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Once in a while an album comes along that’s a game changer. A life changer. A rock-you-all-the-way-to-your-soul force that comes alive. This album qualifies.
Dave Adkins has created a turbo-charged, blow the roof off the church, vocal dynamite-packed force. In his first gospel album, he partners with Mountain Fever president Mark Hodges, who produces and engineers the album. Hodges has long held a dream to produce an all-gospel album like this one, which he describes as “a simplified, acoustic version of music that draws strength from the heart and means a lot to me and a lot of other people.”
Dave called on two friends from Eastern Kentucky with the same mountain-true, gospel music loving blood coursing through their veins, to create the Dave Adkins Trio. This project was given birth through two cell phone videos of the trio singing that Dave posted to his personal Facebook page on a whim. Dave Adkins, Richie Rose, and David Taylor were standing in a room at church with only Dave’s guitar accompanying when they unleashed on the social media-loving Bluegrass world a powerful, raw, three-part harmony sending goosebumps rippling all the way down to your soul. It was akin to the famed shot heard around the world that Andy Griffith spellbindingly told Opie and his friends about that started the American Revolution as he whet their appetite for schoolbook history with the story of Paul Revere. The social media response to Dave’s two primitive videos erupted like a gospel, heart and soul filled revolution, overwhelming in numbers and enthusiasm. It left the masses asking for more, as one of those spine-tingling harmony laden videos alone scored over 700,000 views in three months via two social media apps.
So what’s all the fuss about? Have none of those 700,000 people ever heard any of the gospel music and harmony already flowing in the bluegrass genre? Friends, the difference is the heart, and what those 700,000 people feel when they hear this trio sing. If you’ve never seen Dave Adkins, he’s like a real life John Wayne, a figure powerful and awe-inspiring in stature, with the heart of a teddy bear inside, big as all the plains of Texas. Dave’s voice is just as big, inspiring the great mountain legend Ralph Stanley to once kindly pat Dave on the arm after one of his performances and praise him to friends gathered around, saying, “This boy sure can beller out a song, can’t he?”
A powerful force on any song he chooses to sing, Dave’s voice echoes what he feels in his heart, and intertwines with sweet harmony created by Richie Rose and David Taylor to create spine-tingling goosebumps on 12 soaring tracks on this new project.
A driving force from start to finish, gifted musicians Aaron Ramsey and Jeff Partin of Mountain Heart contribute the magical and explosive instrumentals on the album, keeping the rhythm rolling like a train on tracks with Crying Holy to the Lord and Will the Circle Be Unbroken. Aaron’s mandolin and guitar seamlessly combine with Jeff’s driving bass and explosive dobro to create nothing short of a moving, hallelujah-inspiring groove on Working on a Building and the Tom T. Hall-penned Me and Jesus.
Harmony flows sweet on the toe-tapping Honey in the Rock, while the feeling in Old Rugged Cross will take you home as surely as the John Denver-penned Take Me Home Country Roads did three decades ago. You can almost feel your mama’s hand take yours and the soft plaid flannel of your grandpa’s shirt brush your skin as your heart opens for that moving track.
The entire album will take you places. The heart-touching Dave Adkins and Brink Brinkman-penned Turn to Jesus moves in a way Where Could I Go and He Touched Me do, instantly giving soaring birth to a soul-penetrating classic. Soaring is relative as I’ll Fly Away will nothing short of give you wings. Listeners will be carried back to childhood and lifted off their feet with a contagiously happy version of This Little Light of Mine woven in the middle of I’ll Fly Away. Dave Adkins brings the sweet song to life, making it shine as a hand-clapping, brilliant jewel, inspiring listeners with a beyond-words uplifting groove and vibe.
Harmony flows sweet in Honey in the Rock and powerful in House of Gold. And the strong I Can’t Even Walk may describe this album best, as Mark Hodges relays, “This record has just taken a life of its own and almost guided itself. I feel like in everything we did, we were really guided by the Lord.” He also brilliantly and succinctly summed up the album’s impact, saying, “It just makes you feel good.” And it does.
19th century English writer John Ruskin’s toes could have been tapping, listening to this album when he penned his now famous words, “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” Dave Adkins and Mark Hodges and their crew surely have.
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Mountain Fever Records is happy to announce the release of new music from Dave Adkins. Adkins' latest offering is an all-gospel trio release with the first single, "House Of Gold" available to radio and consumers today. Turn To Jesus will be available April 7th.
If you've ever met Dave Adkins, you might find yourself surprised to find the larger-than-life persona on stage is exactly that off stage, as well. He's a powerhouse of talent and his vocals, songwriting, and excitable stage presence simply astound audiences, drawing them in almost instantaneously within the first few moments of a live performance experience. New fans of his music soon learn that behind Adkins' immeasurable talent is a heart of gold, sincere in his approach to his music and with his fans.
Since signing with Mountain Fever Records, Adkins has released three projects, including two solo records, all achieving much success with fans, reviewers, and radio programmers. His latest self-titled album produced four charting singles including "Change Her Mind" which has been on the National Bluegrass Survey's Top 30 Songs for over 10 months.
Last year, Adkins partnered with two close friends, Richie Rose and David Taylor to sing in a small local church. The result was something even Adkins could not have predicted. A cell-phone video of the stripped-down, guitar and vocals-only performance, was posted on social media and captured the attention and hearts of so many, that the demand for more suddenly became very apparent. And thus, the Dave Adkins Trio was born.
The trio's first album, Turn To Jesus, will release April 7th. The first single, and the song that was the catalyst for it all, "House of Gold," is available to radio and consumers today. Radio programmers may download the single via AirPlay Direct or a digital download by emailing a request to email@example.com. Consumers may pre-order the album now via iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play and will receive an instant download of "House Of Gold." For more information on Dave Adkins and the Dave Adkins Trio, visit www.daveadkinsmusic.com. For more on Mountain Fever Records, visit www.mountainfever.com.