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In the Life


Download links and information about In the Life by Open Road. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Country, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 42:27 minutes.

Artist: Open Road
Release date: 2004
Genre: Country, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 13
Duration: 42:27
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No. Title Length
1. Bald Knob Arkansas 2:56
2. What a Change One Day Can Make 4:09
3. Grey Eagle 2:21
4. Pick Me Up 2:48
5. Mandy Jane 3:26
6. One Is a Lonely Number 3:37
7. Suwannee River Hoedown 4:17
8. Southern Track 2:58
9. I'm Not Perfect 2:56
10. Sinkin' Man 4:30
11. Cheyenne Mountain Breakdown 2:03
12. One Teardrop and One Step Away 3:36
13. Mountain Laurel 2:50



Ultra-traditionalists Open Road take another spin in their old-timey hay wagon on 2004's In the Life, evoking the great bluegrassers of the '40s, '50s, and '60s like Jim & Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, and particularly Flatt & Scruggs. Although every member of the band sings, it is the high lonesome tenor whine of guitarist Bradford Lee Folk that cuts through the pickin' the most forcefully, evoking the Stanleys, McCourys, and Louvins of years gone by. An early highlight is the Louvin Brothers' "Bald Knob Arkansas," with the classic lines "Bald Knob Arkansas, to see my Linda Lou/I will be her lovin' man and always love her true/'Til I'm bald-headed too," and the dusty backroom feel continues from there. The album is broken up with a handful of capable instrumentals and runs through a series of terrific originals from Folk's own pen, including the biting "I'm Not Perfect." While Open Road's throwback sound is not as striking as it was on their Rounder debut, Cold Wind, the band still stands as the one of the brightest stars on the contemporary bluegrass scene, destined to be cranking out strong albums for years to come.