PRESLEY BARKER 'Just 10' BARKER-2015-CD
Presley Barker, as you probably know already, is the young guitar hero of the current decade and one of the very most accomplished musicians born after 2000. Just – 10 came out four years ago. Inspired by Doc Watson and mentored by Wayne Henderson, even at that age Presley demonstrates exceptional technique and taste for an adult musician. Those who love flatpick guitar will get so absorbed by the playing, they’ll forget they are listening to a little kid.
Joined by a full band including Steve Lewis (guitar and banjo), Scott Freeman (mandolin and fiddle), and Josh Scott (bass), Barker is given plenty of room to show off his knowledge of the guitar.
Three songs feature vocals – My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darling, Sunny Side of the Mountain, and the hymn Just a Closer Walk with Thee – and Barker sings lead on each of them. These numbers are arranged more like regular, full-band performances, though Barker is still given the opportunity to highlight his guitar skills in a solo.
- Alabama Jubilee
- Black Mountain Rag
- My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin'
- Grey Eagle
- Hangman's Reel
- Nothing To It
- Sunny Side of the Mountain
- Lonesome Fiddle Blues
- Steel Guitar Rag
- Just A Closer Walk With Thee
- Bonus Track - Nashville Pickin'