The album contains 12 songs, six Bluegrass selections, and six Bluegrass Gospel
songs. The selections are primarily covers and traditional songs, some of which are
100 years old, while one of the Gospel tracks is a new, original, written by Jim
Now, as far as the tracks; ‘Girl From West Virginia’ (Clyde & Marie Denny, Wade
Hill) is the first and is lively, moving, and fun. ‘The title track, ‘Hold Whatcha
Got’ is a Jimmy Martin Classic, with this rendition being very well done! ‘Nellie
Kane’ (Tim O’Brien) rather than say, ‘hard-driving’ which I feel is often over used,
I prefer to say, ‘the progressions & breaks are excellent, along with the lead vocal,
and I believe the band had fun with this.’ ‘Using My Bible as a Roadmap’ (Don
Reno, Charles Schroeder) is a good, light, banjo tune, that follows with mandolin,
guitar, and fiddle. ‘Dreams of a Miner’s Child’(Andrew Jenkins/Public Domain), is
a traditional and somewhat mournful tune, which was written over 100 years ago.
‘Milwaukee, Here I Come’(Lee Fikes), is a fast movin’ tune that fully involves the
whole band. A real toe-tapper! ‘Lonesome Feeling’ (Billy Henson) is a Traditional
tune, that may have the best instrumentation of the project, along with excellent
harmony. ‘You Go To Your Church’ (Phillips H. Lord/Public Domain), is simple,
lively, and upbeat Bluegrass about diversity & unity. Extra Good! ‘Slipping Away’
(Bill Anderson) is a good example of a Bluegrass arrangement, but the tune is not
my favorite. ‘Crying Holy To The Lord’ (Public Domain) is Traditional, old timey,
with an unknown composer. It is genuine Gospel, with a Bluegrass arrangement.
‘Do You Call That Religion’ (Public Domain) is another example of an old,
Traditional, set to a Bluegrass arrangement, and well done. ‘Walking Down God’s
Road’ (Jim Armstrong) is a new, original Bluegrass Gospel song, and a fitting
wrap up for the album!