Forgotten but Not Gone is a gutsy and gritty musical tribute to a region whose music has done so much to shape the American musical landscape. The Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi Gulf Coast are still in deep pain from the devastation of Katrina in '05 and the producers have assembled a legendary cast of artists on this compilation to benefit Gulf Coast Relief. From Louisiana's own Tony Joe White, to Texas Hall-of-Famers Lee Roy Parnell and Delbert McClinton, the music is as soulful as the region and the music that comes from there. This record should be in the finals for an Americana Grammy."
Kudos to everyone involved in this project. The musical selection is first-rate and the brand-new recordings are engaging and poignant. Don't miss the opportunity to revisit some old favorites and discover emerging new talent all while supporting a great cause."
Outside a Big Easy music festival, there’s not a better lineup of roots Americana artists than on the benefit album, “Forgotten But Not Gone.” Alongside a host of new recordings from little known but supremely talented roots musicians, the compilation also sports songs from such heavyweights as Delbert McClinton, Julie and Buddy Miller, Radney Foster, Tony Joe White, Bonnie Bramlett, Marty Stuart and Steve Earle. All of the disc’s 19 artists donated their talents to benefit the continuous post-Katrina re-building of the Crescent City and the Gulf Coast area, now threatened by the BP Oil debacle.The artists on this 72-minute album chip in soulful, heartfelt songs showcasing the width and breadth of a music genre as rich as non-polluted Mississippi mud. Included are Cajun romps and waltzes, country two-steps, blues shuffles, swamp-rock grooves, N’awlins funk and sweaty gospel revival rave-ups. The disc’s new material works thanks to the talents, and taste, of Nashville producer/session musician, and former Portsmouth resident, Phillip Wolfe.The CD is a joyful celebration of New Orleans’ music and its indomitable spirit. Hopefully, it will get neglected sections of the city up and dancing. Rated four of four stars.
How do you rate a CD with this kind of production, musical line up and line up of talen, from world famous mother and daughter, Bonnie and Bekka Bramlett, to 17 other super stars. To sum it up in one word: Superior.It's a CD made possible thru the work of Volunteers to benefit Gulf Coast Relief, Inc. This is a must have CD not only for the cause but for the talented line up, produced by Rebecca Wolfe, Phillip Wolfe, and Ric Kipp. Rated seven of seven stars."