Written by: Kelly Meade (10/20/2016)
Veteran musicians Ron Block & Jeff Taylor have joined forces to release the new album, Trouble Go Down. Ron Block honed his signature sound as a member of Allison Krauss + Union Station while Jeff Taylor has made his name as a bandleader & sought after musician. Currently, Jeff is a member of the all-star jam band The Time Jumpers. Both men bring their individual talents together as they share their faith on this collection of music.
An instrumental performance of “Like A River Glorious” sets the tone for the album with its stripped down acoustic sound.
“Gather Ye” expands upon Psalm 150:6 which says; “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord”, calling together all of creation to show thankful praise to our Heavenly Father for His infinite love & grace.
“I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom Of Christ” tells of being safe in the shelter of our Lord when the chaos & confusion of the world tries to drag us down. No matter what happens in our lives, we can find peace in the arms of our Savior.
The duo’s musicianship shines on “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”, “He Leadeth Me”, “Jesus Loves Me/What A Friend We Have in Jesus” and “’Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus”.
Throughout Trouble Go Down we are treated to a blend of original pieces with smooth vocal performances & beautifully arranged instrumentals of beloved hymns set to acoustic bluegrass, folk & gospel sounds. As a whole, it is a pleasant listening experience with relaxing melodies that call your heart to worship.
- Like A River Glorious (2:13)
- Gather Ye (3:36)
- Trouble Go Down (Feat. Suzanne Cox) (4:05)
- I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom Of Christ (4:34)
- Come Away With Me (3:33)
- O, How I Love Jesus (0:34)
- Alright Thou In Me (Feat. Ellie Holcomb) (4:09)
- Everything Broken and Everything Beautiful (Feat. Ellie Holcomb) (4:06)
- Leaning On The Everlasting Arms (1:43)
- He Leadeth Me (2:45)
- Jesus Loves Me/What A Friend We Have in Jesus (3:21)
- ‘Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus (2:22)
- His Love Will Bear On You (3:47)
- Doxology (0:56)
14 Tracks, 42:00
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More from Ron Block & Jeff Taylor:
- Faraway Land (Ron Block) (2001)
- DoorWay (Ron Block) (2007)
- Walking Song (Ron Block) (2013)
- Hogan’s House of Music (Ron Block) (2015)
- Carter’s Creek Christmas (Ron Block) (2015)
- Jumpin’ Time (Jeff Taylor with The Time Jumpers) (2007)
- The Time Jumpers (Jeff Taylor with The Time Jumpers) (2012)
- Kid Sister (Jeff Taylor with The Time Jumpers) (2016)
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