Let It Shine (Pinebrook PB 1074) 1975


Graceful acoustic guitar, piano and delicate breathy male/female harmonies bring a cozy wholesome quality to the ultra-soft folkrock trio of Jon Phelps, Lori Kraemer and Ted French. Their custom debut Let It Shine has some nice simple acoustic tracks, including ‘Let Him In’ and the dreamy ‘Sunset’. Electric guitar joins in for the title track which couples the melodies of ‘This Little Light Of Mine’ and ‘Try A Little Kindness’. Be warned, they can tend toward the royally mellow, especially on the occasions when those strings come creepin’ in (‘All My Trials’, ‘Psalm 23’, ‘The Disciple’, ‘The Lord’s Prayer’). Some of those songs recall the smooth light style of Gamble Folk. Overall not bad, but better things lay in store. (The Archivist by Ken Scott, 4th Edition).


01. daybreak
02. let it shine
03. let him in
04. trumpet of the lord
05. all my trials
06. psalm 23
07. house upon the sand
08. the disciple
09. the lords prayer
10. sunset