The Invisible Man (Full Light, 2006)
Reviewed by Corinne Brown
Surrounded by a knockout assembly of musical genius including Danny Thompson, Kenny Malone, Suzi Ragsdale, Tim O'Brien and guitarist Richard Bennett, the disc was mixed by the multiple Grammy-winning sound engineer Gary Paczosa who gave it the quality of a live performance. The only cover, "Shattered Cross," written by the late Stuart Adamson of Big Country, is a compelling ballad about temptation and loss, with outstanding e-bow guitar and pedal steel backup sung against a driving conga drum driven rhythm. The soul-stripping honesty of "The River is Me" strikes deep - Scott sings this revelation like a personal hymn for us all. And the poignant spirituality of "In My Final Hour," an ode to the transition from death into that final release, is joyful and clear.
Scott reaches out musically and grabs you with memorable stories that speak of Scott's deep understanding of our complex and troubled times. (PO Box 40100 Nashville, TN 37204, 615-385-0001)
CDs by Darrell Scott
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