I’m always intrigued by an all-original bluegrass album. We have a strong tradition in bluegrass of recycling older material – lyrics, melody lines, whole songs, etc. – so it’s interesting to see what fresh ideas today’s songwriters are coming up with. For his third album with Engelhardt Music Group, That Kind of Lonesome, Eddie Sanders packs the track list full of originals – snappy rhymes, catchy melodies, and an easygoing contemporary sound, all featuring him as a co-writer alongside folks like Jon Weisberger, Shawn Camp, and Glen Duncan. Though he touches on a number of familiar bluegrass topics, clever turns of phrase (along with his smooth lead vocals), make this album an enjoyable listen.