Melody Walker & Jacob Groopman – We Made It Home

Melody Walker has made several appearances on Beat Surrender over the last few years starting with her EP III then her successful Indiegogo campaign that resulted in the release of her debut album Gold Rush Goddess last year, now she’s back again this time officially sharing the limelight with partner in life and music Jacob Groopman on their debut release as a duo We Made It home, the pair also play together in the Bay Area based progressive bluegrass band Front Country winners of the Band Contest at both the Telluride and RockyGrass festivals this year.

One of the albums highlight’s is the track Black Grace secular humanist gospel song which recently earned Melody Walker the prestigious MerleFest songwriting award so all-in-all they are on a roll at the moment and the album was produced by another winner, the bluegrass artist Laurie Lewis who collected a Grammy for True Life Blues:The Songs of Bill Monroe in 1997, the album features a dozen tracks combining Melody’s original material, collaborations with Jacob, a pair of  covers – Peter Rowan’s wonderful Mississippi Moon and the Paul Simon classic Graceland and an arrangement of the traditional American folk song Bright Sunny South. 

The something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue (grass) creation comes together in a heaven made match of Americana music.

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