Home | Audio Reviews |Audiophile Shows | Partner Mags News

Enjoy the Music.com Review Magazine
Nathan Stanley
My Kind Of Country

 

  On the cover of My Kind of Country Nathan Stanley looks a bit like Elvis, with big bad ‘burns, slicked-back dark hair, and shades. But unlike some Las Vegas Elvis clone, Nathan Stanley was born into bluegrass/country royalty. He's the grandson of Dr. Ralph Stanley. He served time with his grandfather's band, The Clinch Mountain Boys, and suffered for his art – in 2009 he broke both legs in a car accident after a gig. His latest album salutes the traditional country music he grew up with and features a plethora of Opry royalty.

Accompanied by the likes of Del McCoury, Ricky Skaggs, Little Jimmy Dickens, Marty Stuart, Connie Smith, Larry Sparks, Stella Parton, Patty Loveless, John Anderson, Vince Gill and of course Dr. Ralph Stanley, Nathan Stanley soldiers his way through twenty-two country classics. From "Love's Gonna Live Here" to "A Satisfied Mind" Nathan enshrines all the songs in arrangements that are half Chet Atkins' Nashville Sound and half Buck Owens' Bakersfield twang.  Most of the songs begin with Nathan singing lead. His voice is smooth as a baby's cheeks, and he doesn't try too hard. His vocal delivery reminds me of Willie Nelson. They both share a similar "aw shucks, I'm just singin'" way of delivering a line that lets the song stand on its own.

On My Kind of Country Nathan Stanley isn't afraid to mess with the classics. I still prefer Ringo's vocal delivery on "Act Naturally," but Nathan does a good job of bringing the song closer to its roots. Nathan's version of "Long Black Veil" is so unlike Lefty Frizell's original that he even changes the chord progression. "I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry" gets s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out like homemade saltwater taffy, while "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" gets a "hot country" treatment, which actually works nicely. Maybe there's something to that genetics thing...

 

 

Enjoyment:

Sound:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
 

Quick Links


Audiophile Review Magazine
High-End Audio Equipment Reviews

 

Equipment Review Archives
Turntables, Cartridges, Etc
Digital Source
Do It Yourself (DIY)
Preamplifiers
Amplifiers
Cables, Wires, Etc
Loudspeakers/ Monitors
Headphones, IEMs, Tweaks, Etc
Ultra High-End Audio Reviews

 

Videos
Enjoy the Music.TV

 

Columns
Editorials By Tom Lyle
Viewpoint By Roger Skoff
Viewpoint By Steven R. Rochlin
Various Think Pieces
Manufacturer Articles


Show Reports
Capital Audiofest 2021 Show
The HiFi Summit Q2 2021
T.H.E. Show 2021 Report
The HiFi Summit Q4 2020
The HiFi Summit Q2 2020
Bristol Hi-Fi Show Report 2020
Florida Audio Expo 2020 Show Report
New York Audio Show 2019 Report
Capital Audiofest 2019 Show Report
Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF) 2019
High End Munich 2019 Show Report
Click here for previous shows.

 

Other
Audiophile Contests
Cool Free Stuff For You
Tweaks For Your System
Vinyl Logos For LP Lovers
Lust Pages Visual Beauty

 

Resources & Information
Music Definitions
Hi-Fi Definitions

 


Daily Industry News

High-End Audio News & Information

 

Partner Print Magazines
audioXpress
Australian Hi-Fi Magazine
hi-fi+ Magazine
HIFICRITIC
HiFi Media
Hi-Fi World
Sound Practices
VALVE Magazine

 

For The Press & Industry
About Us
Press Releases
Official Site Graphics

 

Contests & Our Mailing List

Our free newsletter for monthly updates & enter our contests!

 

 

    

Home   |   Industry News   |   Equipment Reviews   |   Press Releases   |   About Us   |   Contact Us

 

All contents copyright©  1995 - 2021  HighEndAudio.com and Enjoy the Music.com®
May not be copied or reproduced without permission.  All rights reserved.