Ten Thousand Days (Watershed Records)
Bebo Norman

By Bob Mitchell

Norman's first national release is a nice collection of twelve original songs that provides pleasant listening. A James Taylor influence is obvious and the more you listen the more there is to like.

The project is relaxed and introspective. Arrangements are straight forward and lyrics are well constructed. His songs are personal and sung with heartfelt conviction.

"Deeper Still" and "The Hammer Holds" are quiet, delicate songs complimented with strings from the Nashville Recording Symphony. "I Don't Know Where The Angels Sleep" is a poignant touching track. Up tempo selections include "The Man Inside" and "I'm Alright".

The press packet says that Norman is "contemporary folk with a pop edge" and that's a fair description. To learn more or to obtain a copy of this CD contact Watershed Records, 741 Cool Springs Blvd., Franklin TN 37067, 615-261-6450. www.watershedrecords.com or www.bebonorman.com