The “Rightside Band – “Living On The Rightside” – May 2010

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I had the pleasure of recording and performing with this excellent Christian Country Rock group from 2009 until 2011. They band had released four albums previous to this one. You can review the songs or purchase the CD at

This CD is an exciting combination of four lead vocal parts in solo and harmony combined with some talented instrumental work from the rhythm section. The musicians are all seasoned professionals, and the singers work well together to present a new “West Coast” style that is a cross between Southern Gospel Quartet music and the newer sounds of trios and country artists, such as The Gaither Vocal Band, Lisa Daggs, Legacy Five, Gordon Mote and The Booth Brothers. Some of my favorite moments on the CD are “The Eagle Song” with its ethereal  vocal harmonies, “I’m Loving Life,” which jumps right out and rocks you, and the touching story behind “Wine Into Water,” in which Linda comes out with one of the best vocals on the album.

If you like Christian music, gospel music, or country rock, and especially if you like all three styles, then you will not be disappointed with this CD. Click the link above to purchase direct from Gospel Review Ministries, and check the band’s web site at for more information, including biographies and their calendar of tour dates.

Track List

01 Living For The Moment

02 Rightside Of The Dirt

03 Keep Walking

04 Eagle Song

05 Get Up In Jesus' Name

06 Have You Traveled With The Lord Lately

07 How Long

08 I'm Loving Life

09 Wine Into Water

10 Give It Away

Album Credits

Vocals – Linda Lee Burnett

Vocals – Mark Rice

Vocals – Dave Elliott

Vocals and Yamaha Keyboard – Don Thompson

Guitar – Tom Smerk

Piano – Jonathan Magers

Bass – Darren Stowers

Drums – John Watts

Mixing & Engineering – Jim Burnett, The Upper Room, Santee, CA


For more information on “Rightside” or to purchase the CD: The Rightside Band Home Page

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