This record of all original songwriting blends country with soul. Some players have passed on, two of whom were virtuoso musicians that must receive special recognition: Mike Auldridge and Danny Gatton.
Featuring the 9/11 tribute song Give Them Wings. The title song is one I wrote for a friend and then in the year that the towers went down we decided to re-record it using 20-plus singers. It was featured on several radio stations and in TV spots and is included in The September 11 Digital Archive (http://911digitalarchive.org/collection-tree). Proceeds went to help the families of 9/11 and in a small way we still feel good about the outcome. This is one of my favorite projects. It's a mixture of soul music and a little pop country.
"Horn-jacked jump tunes, boogie-driven blues, heartsick R&B ballads -- Daryl Jr. Cline has always been drawn to the kind of music that keeps soul singers good company and provides insulation from passing pop trends. Which is why 'Give Them Wings,' ...will probably never sound dated despite its Sept. 11-inspired title track...a sweeping inspirational anthem, it deserves top billing for production value alone. But the album's greatest pleasures are the sort found in a good bar on a good night." - Mike Joyce, The Washington Post