Labor Of Love is available for purchase at Amazon

I made music with Murray Fentress for nearly 50 years - since I was 15 years old. In that time, he showed time and time again that he was the best friend anyone could ask for. So when he told me that he wanted to make a solo record, I was ready to do everything I could to help.

We'd actually started this record when I was still in my MD studio, tracking 3 tunes with brother John Previti on acoustic bass. These tunes leaned heavily on Murray's jazz influences, and he really shined. While waiting to move forward with the next group of songs, Murray became heavily involved with the country group J.R. Booker, helping them to become a major attraction on the east coast. He brought me in to mix their first record, a record thaqt is filled with great tunes, several of which Murray had a hand in writing.

In January of 2008, Murray decided it was time to continue with his solo project and headed down to Nashville to spend a week writing and recording with me at The Barn. I enlisted the help of Nashville session players Dave Roe, Pete Finney, and David Russell to finish tracking and they helped take Murray's music to another level. He came back down for a week to complete the vocal and guitar tracks, and I set to mixing. In April of 2009, the record was completed. It's one of the best records I've ever been involved with, and that's made even better by the fact that I was able to help my great friend realize his dream.

Sadly, Murray left us on February 20, 2022. His voice may be silent here, but he still lives in the hearts of so many who loved him and his music.

These excerpts only scratch the surface of what a great record Labor Of Love is. Trust me on this: you really need to own this record AND its follow-up: Feel!!