Ann & Terry Brock's One Heart, One Mind gets Honorable Mention in the February 2002 issue of Music Row, Nashville's Music Industry Publication.
Ann & Terry Brock's latest release is a ten track delight in both strong vocals and eight-ball-in-the-corner-pocket instrumentation. The CD consists of mostly original material penned by Terry Brock, though there are a few covers. Most notably Cotton Patch Rag and A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done. The song selection throughout could easily work both sides
of the dial (radio.)
I'm already deeply in love with your CD. This is exactly the kind of music I'm looking for! What a show I will have on the radio! I love the sound on the album, it's fresh, good dynamics, and great mastering.
Jorgen Sjoqvist, Country Express Radio Show, Sweden
I love your version of my song, Louisiana Man. I also like the other songs on your CD. Keep up the good work!
I have listened through your new CD and believe you have done a great job. You both have lovely boices and the material was good too, as well as the production.
Myrna Riquier, WHUS-FM Radio, Connecticut
I was impressed with the clarity and pureness of Ann's voice. The best cuts on the CD, I think, are the title cut, One Heart, One Mind, and the cover of Louisiana Man. I think they captured the spirit of the original in this update. Teardrops From My Heart is a good song, well sung. Lonely Time is another good cut. You Know Why is a good song and Ann sings it well. Cotton Patch Rag has some great fiddle work. We don't often run into instrumentals these days so this was a treat.
Ted Cramer, WDAF-AM Radio, Kansas City, MO
Thanks in part to the crossover appeal of the Dixie Chicks, real country - the kind with fiddles and steel guitars - is starting to come back, which means songwriters such as Ann & Terry Brock might be working in a seller's market. However, so that those who like the adult-contemporized sounds of new country don't feel left out, the Brocks have included a few tunes along those lines, such as the album-opening title track (which does end with some nice fiddling,) the power ballad Teardrops From My Heart, and Midnight, which actually bears a strong resemblance to Carly Simon's late '80s work. Although Terry Brock penned most of the songs, the duo includes some well-chosen covers, such as Sonny Bono's brooding A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done. The group is at its best with its slowest, saddest songs - Lonely Time and You Know Why make lasting impressions with their forlorn vocals and longing lyrics. When it comes to country, you still can't go wrong with tales of hearbreak.
Andrew Miller, Pitch Weekly, Kansas City, MO
It was exciting to hear the fresh harmonies and delightful instrumentation on mostly original songs. I don't expect it will be very long before we begin hearing more of Ann & Terry Brock. Send the next CD, too!
Jeff Thomas, Program Director, PAR Broadcast Group
Ann & Terry Brock's marriage isn't their only successful partnership. As the couple's recently released second CD, One Heart, One Mind proves, they've got a pretty strong musical one, too. Their country background shows through on One Heart, One Mind, though the songs on the CD also cover bluegrass and folk territory with ease. One Heart, One Mind also increasingly showcases Terry Brock's songwriting skills. Six out of the album's 10 songs are originals, included alongside covers like Sonny Bono's A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done and the traditional Cotton Patch Rag.
Jonathan Houghton, St. Joseph News-Press, St. Joseph, MO
The St. Joseph Community was completely awestruck by the quality of talent you brought to our stage.
Allison Stewart, St. Joseph Symphony, St. Joseph, MO
Thanks for the super concert. You were terrific! I'd forgotten how much energy you two can generate up there. The harmonies were great - vocally and instrumentally. Your voice is as clear and articulate as Terry's fiddling is strong and intoned. As a matter of face, we could say the same thing in reverse. The audience was totally wowed! You had 'em from the get-go.
Don Koke, Iron Horse Concert Hall, El Dorado, KS
I played Six Long Rings on my program. Good stuff!
George McKnight, CIGV-FM, Penticton, B.C.
Fresh Cut Grass has now been heard on WOPI Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia, the oldest station from Knoxville to Roanoke and the one on which bluegrass was first heard on the air.
George DeVault, Station Manager, WOPI-AM, Kingsport, TN
Fresh Cut Grass is such a potent mix of talent and experience, it's a real thrill to have them record two of my songs. And they make them sound so good. It was touching to hear them play Six Long Rings and Forestyne's Waltz from the stage recently, and see the crowd was pulled into the tunes and listening. Terry Brock is probably the best all-around fiddler in the Kansas City are and Joe Payne smokes everyone on guitar. Then there's Ann, who startles you with her singing. She's got a big, sweet voice with lots of range and a way of getting honest feeling out of a song and into a listener. Each individual, on their own, could sign on with any country or bluegrass band in the area. They're the big notes that working bands covet and love to pick with. But the cream of the crop, having floated to the top, has organized itself into a tight power band. They have everything it takes, talent and experience, to leave their own unique mark on America's new golden age of acoustic music. Watching them from the sidelines and contributing a few tunes to the cause is like turning the crank handle on a bucket of homemade ice cream. You're anxious to help because you know how sweet the end product is going to sound.
Bill Graham, Songwriter, Kansas City, MO
Fresh Cut Grass is sure to make any sound man smile.
Clayton Stubbs, Sound Man, Kasnas City, MO
Traditional and modern music with energy and style combine with vocals from Ann for an unforgettable experience. Seek out Fresh Cut Grass.
Maryruth Peck, Mettier Hall, Weston, MO
And from our audiences....................
You are the most enjoyable-to-listen-to group we've ever encountered. Individually you are each great and as an ensemble you are unsurpassed!
What a fun performance you gave at the Crystal Ball. You make a good team and obviously have a good time performing.
I want to thank you for tonight's performance. The most enjoyable we've ever experienced. For those of us that don't have any of the talents you both possess, but love the music, I thank you.
Hey! What a great show you folks put on! You put out an album featuring songs like the ones you did Saturday night and we'll be first in line to buy it.
Wonderful, warm, personable and so talented musicians! A real treat.
Ann & Terry always do a super job - music was great and really enjoyed the stories.
This was excellent. A real joy to attend. Terry does wonders on the fiddle. Ann has a wonderful voice. The guitar player and bass player added humor and great sound.
The music that you have captured on One Heart, One Mind is a refreshing ear pleasure that is seldom heard and we both thank you for giving us music we can play for any mood that we are in. The best part is our kids seem to play this over the other CDs they have so you're helping us instill our country roots to our children.
Great CD! But we knew that before evening listening to it. It is truly GREAT. It was so very good to see and hear you both Friday night. Hopefully we can catch you again soon. Thanks again guys, this is just a great CD and the pictures are great too!
I enjoyed the authenticity of the performance. It was great.
I heard you on River City Folk in July. I'm not a country music person but Ann's clear voice to great lyrics got my attention. I enjoyed the instrumentals also.
My family met you when you were playing at Hastings. We thought your music was fantastic. Anyway, we bought your CD, then we bought it for both parents, and several Christmas gifts. You get the idea - you've become a hit in our house.
I had always wanted to buy a guitar. Your music put me over the top and now our whole family is having a blast. Thanks for reminding us of the purity music can have.