Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Country, Folk
For followers of the Gove cult, this single-CD reissue of his two classic Flying Fish albums has almost messianic implications. Truth be told, it's easy to see why he's maintained such an avid following. 1977's Shady Go... more »
For followers of the Gove cult, this single-CD reissue of his two classic Flying Fish albums has almost messianic implications. Truth be told, it's easy to see why he's maintained such an avid following. 1977's Shady Gove is a near-perfect representation of Scrivenor's soulful country-folk-blues hybrid. Buttressed by folks such as Doc Watson, John Hartford, and Buddy Emmons, Scrivenor's full, ripe, cozy voice sucks you in along with his subtly effective work on autoharp, slide guitar, and fingerpicked guitar. The warm and welcoming vibe of the session simply leaps out at you. The eight cuts from 1979's Coconut Gove, with a young Marty Stuart on board, don't quite stack up, but come awfully close. Watson returns for a celebratory "I'll Fly Away" that builds to a memorable crescendo. Solid Gove captures the twice-in-a-lifetime, lightning-in-a- bottle best of this unique performer. --Marc Greilsamer
Silver City Bound
Billy Hunt | Jacksonville, FL | 12/07/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am glad to see Gove is alive and still at it. I didn't know until just the other day. Telling a fellow music friend about " ... this guy Gove I remember from college days ... " she said to me, "I have a Gove album." Wow. I heard Gove in The Red Mule in Norfolk in the early 70's. He was full of life, a one man, foot-stomping, 12 string guitar strumming string breaking live music box emanating mesmorizing spirit."