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Lost & Found

Love, Lost and Found – 2009 (Rebel)

Reviewed by Dr. Bobby Jones

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Lost and Found continues in the same ilk as always with clean, non-flashy country bluegrass. Dempsey Young is no longer with us on earth, but he leaves behind seven essential mandolin tracks on his final recording. His loss leaves a hole in the heart that can never completely heal, but Scott Napier does a fine job with a melody-based style much reminiscent of Young's playing. It is fitting that Young would sing lead on the old time track of A Daisy a Day.

Alan Mills carries on. He is a smooth vocal stylist who is recognizable in but a few lines. He also does fine tenor work and trades off with Scotty Sparks to give the band an excellent change of pace and variety in delivery. The instrumentation is understated but excellent, and the harmony work is tight and well matched in phrasing. Don't look for Lost and Found to try and overwhelm you with hot licks. However, you can depend on them for perfect timing and solid bluegrass songs that tell a story.

Too bad Dempsey Young wasn't around for the finished product. But the way Alan Mills sings, maybe he does.