This 2013 edition of their classic ‘Snow Goose’ album has been completely & lovingly Re-Recorded & Re-Packaged by Andy Latimer & co.! Inspired by a short story written by Paul Gallico, this beautiful album was one of the band’s most popular releases, and it has been lovingly Re-Recorded by the 2013 line-up to coincide with their autumn European comeback tour.
Goose Creek Symphony's frontman Charles Gearhart continues his admirable imitation of the Band's warm country-rock on . The opening track, "Gearhart and God," finds the singer good-naturedly pleading with the man upstairs for help writing a song, promising to split the royalties 50/50. The whole album is full of slightly tongue-in-cheek stories about fishin' holes and the good life livin' in the country, each warmly backed by Fred Wise's loose fiddle or the occasional Dixieland/Salvation Army brass band. Similar to a lot of the Grateful Dead's more countrified stuff, these down-home rockers make for great summertime porch music.
Cut from the same cloth as their debut released a year earlier, this collection of songs is not as memorable. Mastermind Charles Gearheart, billed as Ritchie Hart on the first album, sounds more self-conscious here and the yokel factor is higher. The transplanted Arizonian shows his Kentucky roots by covering the Bill Monroe classic "Uncle Pen."