Plain & Simple
Stunning in it's simplicity, this CD provides a rich offering of classic hymns performed on violin with occasional guitar accompaniment. Tim Smith is a session musician with a bluegrass and gospel background, and on this self-produced solo instrumental release he presents straightforward arrangements of such familiar hymns as ' Sweet Hour Of Prayer', 'Just As I Am', 'Blessed Assurance', 'Ode To Joy', and several others that will often have you humming along. His bittersweet intonation, melodic sensibility, and heartfelt presentation make these pieces come across as a gift and a source of comfortable companionship, occasionally causing the hairs on the back of your neck to stand up in transcendence. 2000 Review- Dirty Linen Magazine Susan Hartman.