Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Burie Family's New CD

I received my copy of the Burie Family's new CD in the mail this week.  What a nice surprise!  This wonderful family band is just the children and a friend -- all 13 to 18 years of age.  They were recently voted Wisconsin's Gospel Group of the Year, and it is easy to see why!

This is not your typical, hard-driving bluegrass gospel CD.  With the exception of some well-done instrumentals, this is a thought-provoking, meditative CD.  Many of the songs were written by the band members themselves, which speaks volumes about where they are at in their young lives.  The girls' voices remind me somewhat of Alison Krauss, with clarity and diction that make it easy to understand every word. 

You'll hear some fine picking on this CD as well.  From the banjo to the fiddle to the guitar to the mandolin, every note is clear and precise.  Banjo player, Neil Greenwald, has written the title cut to the CD, which is an instrumental called Rhine River Breakdown.  Beautiful work!  Bass player, Joe Burie, does a fine job on the bass, an instrument that is too often taken for granted but provides the solid foundation for everyone else to work from.

My favorite song on this CD is "Kind Words," written by Bethany Burie.  In a world where freedom of speech, religion and tolerance are valued, this song rings out the reminder that what we say lasts a lifetime.  This song sums up the whole CD as well.  One entire panel of the 4-panel insert is acknowledgements and thank-yous. 

If you love gospel music, you will surely enjoy this CD.  It shares the gospel of Jesus Christ without preaching a single word.  It gives hope and inspires.

To order a copy of this CD, visit their website ordering page at

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