Anywhere the Wind Blows - (buy here)

Imagine a breeze from the mountains of West Virginia with the sweet sound of Dobro and fiddle, combined with vocals that are simmered in dance floor romance, and you have this record of original material blending country with soul.

 

Follow the detour sign with an aficionado of fine wine and food as she takes you for a ride in “I Like the Way She Flies”.

 

 “One Step at a Time” tells the sorrow of slowly leaving somebody’s memory behind while holding someone new.

 

 “Ghost Town”, where the puddles in the streets don’t reflect very much when the effects of the declining coal mining industry causes the departure of the young that can’t hold on and where old people stay where they’ve lived all their lives living on faith and belief.

 

I’m blessed to have talented friends play on this recording.  Some of them have passed on to another place and time, two of whom were virtuoso musicians that I must give special recognition to:  Mike Auldridge and Danny Gatton.  If you’re unfamiliar, Mike was a founding member of The Seldom Scene.  The New York Times called Mike “a guitarist who became one of the most distinctive Dobro players in the history of country…”  In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine named Danny the 63rd “…best and most influential guitarist(s) in rock.  …Gatton was…a hero to fellow guitarists.  He could pluck easygoing, banjo-like country rambles or grind out power chords or create wonderfully melodic jazz excursions that revealed just a sliver of his massive technique.”  I owe them, and all the players, a great many thanks.

 



 

Give Them Wings - (buy here)

Featuring the 9/11 tribute song Give Them Wings.  The title song is one I wrote for a friend many years ago and in the year that the towers went down we decided to re-record it using 20-plus singers.  It was featured on several radio stations and in TV spots and is included in The September 11 Digital Archive:  http://911digitalarchive.org/collection-tree. All proceeds went to help the families of 9/11 and in a small way we still feel good about the outcome.  This is one of my favorite CD projects because I wrote and arranged all the songs except for one.  It's a mixture of soul music and a little pop country.

 

"Horn-jacked jump tunes, boogie-driven blues, heartsick R&B
ballads -- Daryl Jr. Cline has always been drawn to the kind of
music that keeps soul singers good company and provides
insulation from passing pop trends. Which is why 'Give Them
Wings,' ...will probably never sound dated despite its
Sept. 11-inspired title track...a sweeping inspirational anthem,
it deserves top billing for production value alone. But the album's
greatest pleasures are the sort found in a good bar on a good night."

Mike Joyce

The Washington Post

 



Live at Fagers Island - (buy here)

This was a live recording over two days.  We chose the songs we felt the fans would enjoy and that represented the band in its true form playing live with a full house.  Damian Einstein from WRNR Radio MC'd the show and it was broadcast on the radio.



Rope the Moon - (buy here)

This CD showcases my original music.  The songs offer some insight to what I was feeling and going through at the time.  A bit more mellow with a change in the sound and the groove.  It was written at a time when I was spending the winter's in the West Virginia mountains at my farm. 



Boys' Night Out - (buy here)

This CD is all ROCKIN' SOUL to the bone and includes some original songs. We added our flair to the cover songs while staying true to the groove and the artists. This is one of our most successful recordings.  It also has several special guest appearances by some of the Washington area's most gifted artists. This CD will get the listener to wanna get up and dance and there's nothing like a four piece horn section to pin you to the wall.  Give a listen and let me know what you think.

   

"Boys Night Out" benefits from a small pool of area talent…and the

kind of relaxed, sometimes boisterous barroom atmosphere that
has sustained the band's brass-powered, blue-eyed soul over the
years. As a singer Cline is as impressive as ever. He covers
tunes…with ease and authority, appearing to draw inspiration not
only from the original recordings but also from the company he's
keeping in the studio. The guest list includes Tommy Lepson,
Mike Cotter and Mary Ann Redmond -- all of whom add to the
album's gritty vocal power -- and piano man Bruce Wallace,
who pops up frequently, tastefully and colorfully throughout the
album. The Recliners, too, are in fine form. The horn charts by
Cline and trumpeter Zack Smith are tight, bright and true to
tradition, adding plenty of luster and drive to the arrangements,
and organist John Hurd and guitarist Andy Shriver consistently
provide contrasting solos and textures. It's all been done before,
of course, but this time around the Recliners and friends make it
all sound worth doing again."

Mike Joyce

The Washington Post

 



 

Jr. Cline and The Recliners - Award Winning Debut (buy here)

Also called the White Album.  Our attempt at everything:  rock, soul, and Americana.


“…his debut album, Junior Cline & the Recliners...highlights Cline’s
own compositions: the bubbly pop enthusiasm of ‘Rainy Day
Matinee,’ the beach-party feel of ‘What Was That Feeling?’ or the
Stax soul shout of ‘Falling Fools’. There’s a stoic calm in his
resonant voice as…guitar or…horns turn each jingly melody into a
rhythmic riff. When Cline pleads with a friend to understand that
‘The Girl’s Trying To Please,’ he manages to sound knowing and
desperate all at once. When he laments forlornly that ‘Young Girls
(Fall in Love Too Soon),’ his sing-along vocal balances sadness
with an acceptance of the ways of the world.”

Geoffrey Himes

The Washington Post



 

Happy Holidays - 2 tracks (buy here)

Then I Know It’s Christmas

Written by Daryl Jr. Cline and Greg Hardin

Musicians:

Dan Hovey

Greg Hardin

Bruce Wallace

Bruce Swaim

Vince McCool

Byron McWilliams

Joe Romero

Daryl Jr. Cline

Bob Martin

 

Track 2

Daryl Jr. Cline

Greg Hardin

Dan Hovey

Bob Martin

Vince McCool

Patty Reese

Joe Romero

Bruce Swaim

Bruce Wallace

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