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Robert M Vasile
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Robert M Vasile
The Unfinished Road

Street Date: September 13, 2022
Style: Americana, Gospel
Buy It: iTunes




Robert M Vasile is a 70-year-old songwriter born in Brooklyn New York, who has previous experience in a band in the 90s. He plays a variety of instruments and has been on worship teams in a handful of states across the U.S. As far as I can tell, this is his solo debut album, titled The Unfinished Road and it features strong Americana, Bluegrass, and Gospel instrumentation like banjo, mandolin, and fiddle.

The first track, "The Rescue," has a James Bond-like theme running as an undercurrent beneath the plucked banjo and acoustic guitar strum. It's an unexpected beginning, but it works. "The Lord is My Light" follows with the kind of country shuffle that fans of Johnny Cash would appreciate, while "How Firm a Foundation" is a foot-stompin' party hoedown. Other highlights are the gentle spirit of the tune "Calvary," and the Randy Newman-ish quirkiness in the song "The Repair Job."

The Unfinished Road is mostly a good time, though the sameness in the sound of a few tracks leave some of it a blur, particularly the latter half of the tracklisting. All in all, though, this album is well done and certainly of interest for fans of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and the Americana sounds that it employs, especially if they like their Americana with a dash of charm.

- Review date: 9/15/22, written by Josh Balogh of Jesusfreakhideout.com



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This Wednesday, September 21, 2022
SINGLES
REVERE Onipotente / Omnipotent (feat. Lucy Grimble) - Single [Integrity]


This Friday, September 23, 2022
ALBUMS
29:11 Worship Say It Again [DREAM Worship]
Anchor Hymns Be Unto Your Name - EP [Integrity]
Blanca The Heartbreak And The Healing [Curb/Word]
Bethel Music Simple [Bethel]
Ben Fuller Who I Am [Provident]
ICF Worship Treuer Gott - EP [Integrity]
Lakewood Music SHOUT! [Lakewood]
Tyson Mostenbocker Milk Teeth [Tooth & Nail]
Newsboys STAND (Deluxe) [Capitol CMG]
Alexander Pappas AMERICAN DREAM - EP [Capitol CMG]
Anne Wilson Hey Girl - EP [Capitol CMG]

SINGLES
Maria Gilpin Rend Your Heart - Single [7Core Music]
Philippa Hanna Loved Me First - Single [Integrity]
Benjamin William Hastings Eden (Isn't Just Like You?) - Single [Capitol CMG]
David Leonard Good Lord (feat. Katy Nichole) - Single [Provident]
Matt Maher One Heart at a Time - Single [Provident]
Mosaic MSC Comfort - Single [Capitol CMG]
Leigh Nash Made for This (Acoustic) - Single [Visionary]
Christian Paul Won't Rain Anymore - Single [Capitol CMG]
Matt Redman Son of Suffering - Single [Integrity]


Next Friday, September 30, 2022
ALBUMS
Cody Carnes God is Good! [Capitol CMG]
Disciple Back Again (2003) CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple By God (2001) CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple This Might Sting A Little CD Re-Release [Girder]
Disciple What Was I Thinking (1995) CD Re-Release [Girder]
JJ Hairston Believe Again [Tribl/JamesTown]
Evvie McKinney Love, Evvie McKinney [Capitol CMG]
SEU Worship Heart Cry [Provident]
WHATUPRG New Hollywood [Reach]
Zach Williams A Hundred Highways [Provident]
Ian Yates Between The Joy And The Sorrow: Part 2 [7Core Music]

SINGLES
Meredith Andrews Carry The World - Single [Word Worship]
Moriah Trust - Single [Cathedral Company]
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