After The Flood Before The Fire (Lamb & Lion LL-1020) 1975
Respected country folk-rock duo of Ron Elder and Steve Chapman, with Annie Chapman on bgvs. Acoustic guitars, light electric guitar, slide, steel, banjo, fiddle, harmonica, bass, drums, plus some keyboards (piano, electric piano, synth strings) all work together to achieve a warm, happy feel. Mostly on the gentle side, yet energetic. Easygoing rural songs (both acoustic and plugged-in), a few bluegrass flourishes, ballads, some CSN-ish harmonies, building into heavier rock reaches on the classic ‘Watergrave’. Other titles include ‘Remember Whose Child You Are’, ‘Jesus Is Passing By’, ‘Sometime Someplace’ and ‘Journey Music’. The group is named after the dogwood tree and the symbolism of its blossom to the cross. (The Archivist, 4th edition by Ken Scott).
Tracks: 01. The News 02. I Don't Want To Be Deceived 03. Remember Whose Child You Are 04. One Lane Road 05. Sometime - Someplace 06. If I Forget The Ones 07. Jesus Is Passing By 08. Journey Music 09. It's The Truth 10. All Of You 11. Watergrave 12. After The Flood, Before The Fire Home