Barry Scott & Second Wind
In God’s Time
4 stars (out of 5)
It may be a bit unusual for a bluegrass band’s initial recording to be a gospel effort, but this recording by Barry Scott & Second Wind not only serves as a debut but also as a vehicle to show off the instrumental and vocal prowess of this band still in its infancy.
Barry Scott is an alumnus of the Doyle Lawson school of bluegrass and this shows in the tight harmonies and sometimes understated instrumentation. Barry served as lead vocalist for Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver for nine years before branching out on his own.
From the up tempo numbers, “Take A Moment And Live” to the more country-oriented tunes like “The Only Thing That Matters” this is a first-rate CD. Well produced by Barry Scott and the band, this CD will stand up well and should receive some attention for gospel project of the year at the various bluegrass award shows.
The a cappella number “A Glorified Body” is a showcase for the group’s ability to sing strong, close harmony. I guess every reviewer should have a favorite song on a project and mine is “Oh What A Day”. This number moves along quite well and is still able to allow the vocals to shine.
“In God’s Time” features a number of high-powered guests such as Vince Gill, Kenny Smith, and Ron Inscore to mention a few. I think the band stands alone very well but you can’t go wrong with the addition of such legendary performers.
Barry Scott & Second Wind are Barry Scott on guitar and lead vocal, Jason Leek on bass and vocal, Matthew Munsey on mandolin and vocal, Travis Houck on Dobro and vocal, and Zane Petty on banjo. Put it all together and it makes for a great sound.
by Charlie W. Hansen