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The Prodigal


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Written for the semi-finals (Round 4) of the NGADM with joshgawaldomusic. He's crushing the banjo on this one! Our competitor this round is the illustrious SoundChris (who's teamed up with JacobCadmus). Check them out, they've got some amazing music.

The past 3 rounds have been primarily orchestral and electric guitar pieces. We really wanted to do something different, so this song has neither of those things.

I sang the main verses along with my wife, and Josh and his wife sing throughout as well.


You’ve been walking that tired road
Down those winding paths of gold
Come rest your weary, forgotten soul
If you’re lost then come on home

Now your faith has slipped away
And your old soul is worn and gray
Oh, you don’t have to die alone
If you’re lost then come on home

When time is spent we’ll fly away
And we’ll dance there in endless day
Now lay my bones behind the stone
I was lost, now I’m comin’ home

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Stars rated: ∞

I'm a country boy myself and I've been looking for something good to listen to...
THIS WAS AMAZING... I can't find the download button but I'd like to add it to my play list...
Thank You for such good quality music...

this is so good. it can definitely be on the radio. or even put on spotify

Excellent work. I play the banjo, but not as accurately or as well as josh. I see no problems :D.

I normally don't listen to bluegrass, to be honest. I'm new at reviewing songs like these! ^^;

First of all, I must say it is really great to have someone you love who likes to do music and sing along with you. You and your wife and your friends have wonderful voices. I agree with what my bud TaintedLogic had said on your voices being soulful.

Every instrument used here is well played and complements your voices so well. The atmosphere of this song is homey and warm to me. The production quality is very good.

Good luck to you all in this year's NGADM!

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4.50 / 5.00

Oct 15, 2015
6:53 PM EDT
File Info
7.4 MB
3 min 15 sec

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