Precious Memories (May 2009)
Exciting things have been happening for New Jerusalem Bluegrass, the family Bluegrass Gospel quartet from Ohio. Crossing That Bridge Tomorrow, written by the quartet's 16-year-old fiddle and mandolin player and vocalist Calina Boggs, has reached the Top 5 of the Bluegrass charts. This album provides Precious Memories not just for the Boggs family (the quartet is made up of Rusty, Diana, Calina, and Candy Boggs) but for all their fans as well. A bonus track, Who Am I, features the stirring vocals of Diana's mom Opal, who passed on years ago, now combined in the studio with the harmonies of her daughter and grandchildren. "Through modern technology," as the liner notes tell us, "three generations of our family get to sing together for the first time." Like everything New Jerusalem Bluegrass does, it's pure magic.
New Jerusalem Presents Candy Boggs - Bluegrass and NewGrass
The Carter Family proved it, and the Boggs family reminds us again that there's just something special about a family band and blood harmony. Something pure and loving that can't be manufactured. This thirteen-year-old knows how to pick songs, bringing us an inspiring collection that includes Jerry Reed's A Thing Called Love, Gerald Crabb's Happy Song, and traditional treasures like Another Soldier and Living On The Other Side. The band, New Jerusalem, has several albums to their credit, but this is the first to feature Candy, and it's high time. She's not only got the voice, but also the soul, to deliver these great songs. In a sea of ultra-talented Bluegrassers, Candy and family shine like stars on the tide. (August 2008)
Country Gospel Connection Radio
Precious Memories (June 2009)
Our rating system rates 1 - 5, with 5 being the highest...Walk a Mile In My Shoes and I Know That I Know are both 6's, over the top! There are no songs on this project that rate below a 4. We give Heaven's Just a Prayer Away and I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal both 5's. New Jerusalem Bluegrass has an awesome sound and instrumentation. - Micki and Gene Farrington