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Abbott Band, Josh - she's like texas [2010]
Ungemein frisch, schön knackig, locker, spritzig, aufgenommen in einem glasklaren, saftigen Sound: Die Josh Abbott Band mit einem herrlichen, traumhaft melodischen Countryrock-Juwel, das wie selbstverständlich die Trademarks der goldenen Countryrock-Tage der Siebziger (Poco, Eagles), traditionelle Countrywurzeln und die kernigen, würzigen Charakteristika der rockigen Texas/Oklahoma-Red Dirt-Bwegeung (ala Eli Young Band, Wade Bowen, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Randy Rogers Band) miteinander vereint. Countryrock lebt - und wie! Ein Konzertbesuch der Randy Rogers Band im "Blue Light", einem kultigen Club in seiner Heimatstadt Lubbock/Texas stellte 2004 so etwas die Initialzündung für Josh Abbott dar, seine musikalischen Talente zu seinem absoluten Lebensmittelpunkt zu machen. Deren Art zu spielen, ihre Bühnenpräsenz und Rogers’Gesang, sowie die Verbundenheit mit dem Publikum faszinierten und motivierten Abbott derartig, dass er sein Studium abbrach und fortan nur noch auf die Karte Musik setzte. "I think I can do that, too", lautete seine Maxime. Sechs Jahre später veröffentlicht er mit seiner Band, bestehend aus Preston Wait (Fiddle, Electric guitar), Edward Villaneva (Drums), Daniel Almodova (Bass) und Gabe Hanson (Electric guitar, baritone, harmonica) mit „She’s Like Texas“ seine bereits zweite CD, nachdem er zuvor schon mit seinem Debüt bei den Kritikern ("they rumble out like a Texas thunderstorm"; "honest songs about real-life emotions with strong harmonies and winsome melodic hooks") und den Radiostationen in und um Texas herum für mächtig Furore sorgte. Das musikalische Konzept von Josh Abbott orientiert sich naturgemäß durchaus an der Randy Rogers Band, wenngleich Abbott und seine Truppe mit diesem Album Rogers & Co. fast schon in den Schatten stellen. Wie bei Rogers spielen variabel eingesetzte Akustik/E-Gitarren (sehr stark Lead Gitarrist Gabe Hanson) und eine markante Fiddle (Preston Wait gleicht fast einem Pendant zu Brady Black) als essentieller Part neben Abbott's charismatischer gesanglicher Präsenz (tolle, überaus angenehme, typisch texanische Red Dirt-taugliche Stimme) die dominierende Rolle. Das Songmaterial ist ohne jede Ausnahme vom Allerfeinsten! Um zu erahnen, was das für die Zukunftsaussichten der Josh Abbott Band bedeuten könnte, braucht man kein Hellseher zu sein, sofern man die Erfolgsstory der Randy Rogers Band verfolgt hat. Für "She’s Like Texas" konnte man zudem den überaus erfolgreichen Produzenten Erik Herbst (u.a. Eli Young Band, Bois D’Arcs, Kyle Bennett Band, Macon Grayson) gewinnen, der den Sound der JAB in noch professionellere und, das meinen wir nur positiv, sehr radiokompatible Bahnen gelenkt hat, ohne dabei auf das nötige rootsige, ursprüngliche, erdige und würzige Ambiente zu verzichten. Damit scheinen die Weichen für den ganz großen überregionalen Wurf gestellt zu sein. Zu der großen Klasse des Albums tragen ohne Zweifel auch die klug ausgewählten Gastmusiker (u.a. Clay und Carla Corn, Gerald Jones und vor allem Virtuose Milo Deering mit seinem unwiederstehlichem Mandolinenspiel) bei, die allesamt bestens mit dem Quintett harmonieren. Dazu kommen wirklich gelungene Guestvocals, zum einen durch die exzellente Kacey Musgraves beim traumhaften Duett "Oh Tonight" (wie eine Session der Randy Rogers Band mit den Wreckers - Musgraves klingt wie Michelle Branch; toll hier auch das bereits erwähnte grandiose Mandolinengeklirre von Milo Deering), zum anderen im Trio mit den Abbott-Kumpeln Trent Willmon und Roger Creager, die sich beim lockeren, dezent grassig angehauchten "End Of A Dead Road" deutlich hörbar mit viel Freude die Gesangsbälle gegenseitig zuwerfen. Ganz stark dieser Song. Das an die Eli Young Band oder No Justice erinnernde, wunderbare "All Of Sudden" mit seinem nicht mehr aus den Ohren weichendem Refrain wurde schon im Vorfeld an die Radiostationen verschickt und erntete bereits höchste Chart-Ehren in den Texas Music-Charts. Die herrlich melodischen "The Walking Out" und "If You’re Leaving (I’m Coming Too)" gehen fliessend ineinander über und versprühen mit ihrem tollen E-Gitarrenrhythmus eine gewisse Heartland-Countryrock-Atmosphäre. Voller Hit-Potential stecken die flockigen "Fall In Love Again" und "She’s Like Texas", beide mit toller Mandolinenuntermalung, weiblichen Harmonies und Fiddle-Solo. "Brushy Creek" glänzt mit einem satten Hill Country-/Hillbilly-Flair, erzeugt durch Banjo und Fiddle, und erinnert mit seinen kernigen E-Gitarren-Riffs (inkl. großartigem Solo) sogar entfernt an eine countryeske Ausgabe von Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Swamp Music". Fröhlichen, knackigen Country mit einem Refrain zum Mitsingen bietet "I Just Wanna Love You". Beeindruckend hier das starke Baritone-E-Gitarren-Spiel von Gabe Hanson. Das Ende der Scheibe gehört dann dem Bandleader (fast) allein, der bei "Let My Tears Be Still" (es geht um einen kurz vor dem Tode stehenden, seine Lebensbilanz ziehenden Kriegsveteranen) zu den traurigen Pianoklängen von Gastmusiker Clay Corn eine emotionsgeladene, unter die Haut gehende Gesangsperformance abliefert und seine ganze vokale Klasse nochmals eindrucksvoll unter Beweis stellt. Josh Abbott und seine Band haben mit "She’s Like Texas" einen tollen Longplayer hingelegt, der nachhaltig die Prognose eines amerikanischen Kritikers untermauert, der sagt: "The next big thing out of this terrific Texas music scene"! Das unterschreiben wir blind! Die CD kommt in einem schönen, 2-fach aufklappbaren Digipack mit ausführlichem, 16-seitigem Booklet, inklusive aller Texte. Hier passt alles! Begeisternder (Red Dirt)-Countryrock, wie wir ihn aus Texas lieben! (Daniel Daus)

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1 Road Trippin - 3:10   
2 All of A Sudden - 3:02   
3 The Walking Out - :32   
4 If You're Leaving (I'm Coming Too) - 3:54   
5 Fall In Love Again - 3:37   
6 She's Like Texas - 3:55   
7 Brushy Creek - 3:22   
8 Oh, Tonight - 3:25   
9 Hot Water - 4:36   
10 I Just Wanna Love You - 3:09   
11 End Of A Dirt Road - 4:09   
12 Let My Tears Be Still - 4:38

Art-Nr.: 6833
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock; Country
Status: Programm || Typ: CD || Preis: € 14,90

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Road trippin
All of a sudden
If you're leaving (I'm coming too)
Brushy creek
Oh, tonight
Hot water
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Civil Wars, The - same [2013]
Sehnlichst erwartetes Follow-Up des grandiosen Americana-/Singer-Songwriter-/Alternative Country-/Folk Rock-Duos Joy Williams und John Paul White zu dem mit 3 Grammys dekorierten, frenetisch gefeierten Debut "Barton hollow". The Civil Wars machen genau da weiter, wo sie mit ihrem Vorgänger aufgehört haben. Songmaterial und Performance sind exzellent!

Kurze Original-Produktinfo:
The Civil Wars' highly anticipated sophomore self-titled album is the follow up to the three-time Grammy Award-winning duo's acclaimed debut, Barton Hollow.
The Civil Wars was recorded in Nashville between August 2012 and January 2013. Charlie Peacock was once again at the helm as producer for the album. Additionally, Rick Rubin produced the duo's performance for the track "I Had Me a Girl" in August of 2011. Peacock later completed the track by producing the instrumentation and mix.

Exklusives "Track by Track"-Review zu allen Stücken des Albums von Joy Williams:

THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY

This song pays homage to regret. Nearly everybody I've come across has somebody in their life that they wonder what life would be like if they'd never met that person. It's that sliding-door moment -- in the blink of an eye everything could change. Either for the positive or the negative.
John Paul and I wrote this song in the screened-in porch of my and Nate's new home. I remember warm breezes blowing, a mild day. I had recently had my son, Miles, who happened to be asleep with Nate in the living room, right next to the porch. I remember asking John Paul to play quietly so he didn't wake up the baby.

I HAD ME A GIRL

This song always conjures up an image of a glass of whiskey and a lit cigarette. It's a little brooding. A little dangerous. It smolders. It has swagger and grit. It's full of innuendo and Southern Gothic tones. I love the feel of this track, and the way this song came together on the record. "I Had Me a Girl" is one of those musical moments that makes me wish I knew how to play electric guitar. Or any guitar, for that matter.

SAME OLD SAME OLD

This song, to me, represents the ache of monogamy. This isn't an "I'm leaving you" song. It's a vulnerable confession of "I don't want to leave. I want to work on this -- with you." Having said that, someone once told me a story about long-term relationships: to think of them as a continent to explore. I could spend a lifetime backpacking through Africa, and I would still never know all there is to know about that continent. To stay the course, to stay intentional, to stay curious and connected -- that's the heart of it. But it's so easy to lose track of the trail, to get tired, to want to give up, or to want a new adventure. It can be so easy to lose sight of the goodness and mystery within the person sitting right in front of you. That continent idea inspires me, and makes the ache when it comes hurt a little less. To know that it happens to all of us. What I'm realizing now is that sometimes the "same old same old" can actually be rich, worthwhile and a great adventure.

DUST TO DUST

This song is an anthem for the lonely. Sometimes you come across somebody who thinks they are hiding their pain, but if we are all honest, nobody is very good at it. "You're like a mirror, reflecting me. Takes one to know one, so take it from me.” When John Paul and I wrote this late one night in Birmingham, England, we decided to change the pronoun at the end of the song. We wanted to represent that we all experience loneliness in our lives.

EAVESDROP

We brought in our producer, Charlie Peacock, on this song. He helped with arrangements and really helped take the song to a totally different place. Sometimes as an artist, you can't see what needs re-arranging when you're so "in it." Charlie brought perspective. Almost like an eavesdrop within an "Eavesdrop."
Strangely enough, this song always reminds me that my voice has changed since the last album. I have my son to thank for that, truly. When I was first pregnant and performing on the road, I thought something was wrong with my voice. I was having a hard time hitting high notes, while my low notes kept getting deeper and deeper. I did some research with the help of a vocal coach, and learned that hormone levels affect a female singing range. Having a boy, naturally, upped my testosterone levels, making low notes easier to hit and higher notes harder to reach. But the great thing? After having Miles, I regained my high range AND have kept my low range. Pregnancy literally changed the makeup of my vocal cords. There's a different timbre to it now, and I love that I can hear the story of my son in my singing.

DEVIL'S BACKBONE

This song is our take on an Americana murder ballad. It's dark, prickly, anxious. It was fun writing because we just imagined some dust-bowl scenario, a broke-down town, and a man awaiting being hung for something he did in the name of trying to provide for his family. The woman who loves him is watching him standing there on the gallows.
This song always reminds me of when the melody first came to mind. I was doing my makeup in the tiled bathroom upstairs, with my newborn Miles in a yellow rocking bassinet next to me. I started singing, and turned on the voice memo app on my iPhone so I wouldn't forget it. As I sang, Miles started cooing along with me. Not on pitch, mind you, but I'd move a note, and he'd move a note. I'm never deleting that voice memo. It's become one of my favorites.

FROM THIS VALLEY

That's our Grand Ole Opry song. A new spiritual. It's actually the oldest song written on the album. We wrote it before Barton Hollow came out. Even though we didn't have our own recording of it, we started performing it live and it became a fan favorite. It made sense to finally put it on an album. One of my favorite moments on stage every night was singing the a cappella part together.

TELL MAMA

We recorded the performance at Fame studio in Muscle Shoals, a place we'd written a few songs before that made it onto Barton Hollow. I always felt the musical ghosts in that studio, one of whom was the great Etta James. We're a band that's known for covering songs live in our own way, and we thought it would be fun to take a stab at "Tell Mama." I found out later that where we recorded was the same room she recorded her version. That might explain why I kept getting goosebumps.

OH HENRY

We wrote it one week before Barton Hollow, in the mountains of Salt Lake City during our first Sundance Festival. We conjured up a story about a woman who was married to a philandering man. She is begging her man to level with her, and letting him know she can only take so much, a la "it's gonna kill me or it's gonna kill you."

DISARM

Again, we're the band who loves to do covers. Both John Paul and I have always been huge Smashing Pumpkins fans. Nate mentioned it might be a cool cover, and we actually wound up working it out the same day that we wrote "Oh Henry" up in Salt Lake City for Sundance. It turned into another on-stage staple that people asked for every night. We found out later from his then-manager that Billy dug it.

SACRED HEART

We wrote this song in a flat in Paris, with the Eiffel Tower in full view on a cold night. Tall windows, Victorian furniture, and somehow the atmosphere of all of that seeped into the song. Nate and our friends were there in the room as we wrote, all of us drinking wine together. I also loved getting to try out my flawed French. I wrote what words I knew in French, and then had a Parisian friend named Renata Pepper (yes, that's her real name) look it over later and help me translate. When we recorded the song for the album, I called in a French professor from Vanderbilt named Becky Peterson, who has now become a good friend.

D'ARLINE

We wrote this song in the studio behind my house in Nashville, on a warm summer day, with the windows and doors open. This song is a sweet lament, of loss and the belief that you'll never be able to love anybody else again. I stumbled across "Letters of Note" on Twitter, and was struck by the title of a letter written by a famous physicist named Richard Feynman: "I love my wife. My wife is dead." A little over a year after her death, he wrote his wife a love letter and sealed it. It was written in 1946, and wasn't opened until after his death in 1988. He ended his note to his long-lost wife with "Please excuse my not mailing this -- but I don't know your new address."
Another aside to this song: While we were recording the song together, John Paul and I could hear crows cawing in the background that I've since named Edgar, Allen and Poe. This recording and performance of the song is the first and only in existence, a work tape recorded simply on my iPhone.

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. The One That Got Away - 3.32
2. I Had Me a Girl - 3.45
3. Same Old Same Old - 3.48
4. Dust to Dust - 3.49
5. Eavesdrop - 3.35
6. Devil's Backbone - 2.29
7. From This Valley - 3.33
8. Tell Mama - 3.48
9. Oh Henry - 3.32
10. Disarm - 4.42
11. Sacred Heart - 3.19
12. D'Arline - 3.06

Art-Nr.: 8264
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock; Country
Status: Programm || Typ: CD || Preis: € 13,90

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Eldredge, Brett - same [2017]
Drittes Album von New Country-Star Brett Eldredge, der nun endgültig im Kreis der erfolgreichsten, jungen Künstler Nashville's angekommen ist. Bester Mainstream New Country, mal sehr knackig, mal romantisch balladesk, landet der Mann mit Sicherheit auch diesmal wieder jede Menge Hits. Klasse Stimme, gutes Songmaterial und die erste Liga von Nashville's Studiogrößen sind der Garant für die nächsten Top-Chartplatzierungen. Brett Eldredge ist in Nashville in aller Munde.

Aus der offiziellen Produktbeschreibung:
"It's kind of crazy to see an album cover with just your name on it," Eldredge said. "I think that shows what I want to say with this album. Maybe it takes a little bit of guts to put out a self-titled album - but if it's 100% honestly you, then that should come across through the music. That's my name and I hope my fans love me for me. Hopefully they feel the connection of these songs and they help them through their everyday lives. Because that's why I make this music."
The album will feature Eldredge's latest Top 30 and climbing single "Somethin' I'm Good At," which already boasts over 10.2 million on-demand streams. He debuted the song on national television with his performance on the 52nd ACM Awards, and it quickly earned praise with Rolling Stone proclaiming "...it's as entertaining as it is unpredictable..." and Taste of Country declaring, "Brett Eldredge's new single ‘Somethin' I'm Good At' is a flat out, all-caps, country music JAM."

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Love Someone - 3:31
2. Superhero - 2:59
3. The Long Way - 3:28
4. The Reason - 3:27
5. Somethin' I'm Good At - 3:37
6. Haven't Met You - 4:20
7. No Stopping You - 3:41
8. Brother - 3:32
9. Heartbreaker - 3:24
10. Crystal Clear - 3:21
11. Cycles - 3:29
12. Castaway - 3:01

Art-Nr.: 9493
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Country
Status: Neuheit || Typ: CD || Preis: € 14,90

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Jennings, Shooter - don't wait up (for George) ~ 5 track ep [2014]
5 Songs umfassende EP! Shooter Jennings, der Sohn von Waylon Jennings und Jessi Colter, aufgewachsen in großer Verbundenheit und Freundschaft zu dem dem legendären George Jones, zollt hier einem seiner ganz großen Helden mit 5 eigens für George geschriebenen Songs Tribut. Und er macht es in seiner typischen Art - durchaus traditionell verwurzelt, aber rootsig, erdig und rau in Szene gesetzt. Das Ergebnis ist klasse.

Hier die Einleitung zu diesem Werk von Shooter Jennings persönlich:

As a child growing up in the house of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, I met a lot of interesting characters, but a lot of people paint a picture in their head that is very different from my reality. When people ask me about who I remember hanging around as a kid, I always say that I remember Tony Joe White and George Jones being the most frequent and consistent around the house. Very few people can look at a child and sees the full grown human inside them and make them feel important. George was always this way with me, making me feel like he took me seriously, no matter what age I was.
When I started working on my first solo album, I called George and asked him to appear on my record, introducing the first song and performing part of He Stopped Loving Her Today" in my song 4th of July. Without batting an eye, he said yes. This meant the world to me. I flew to Nashville to record him and we had the best time just talking with the studio in between, almost like a buffer. It was beautiful. It was funny, and once again George made me feel like I was just as talented and important as he was.
Jones producer asked me to write some songs for George's next record. It turns out now he wasn't his producer. Maybe he was just gunning for the position and thought if he showed up with some originals I wrote it might help his chances. Who knows? Either way, I wrote one song for him, and co-wrote another with a dear friend of mine, Faren Miller. I sent him the tracks, he liked them, and told me I would hear back from him. I never did and less than a year later George passed away.
I was sitting around recently when I found those old emails and I listened to the songs, and I realized in a weird way how much of my personality was in these songs. Honestly, I kind of needed an excuse
to write something that was very raw, and I couldn't do it for myself. Maybe because it was a full circle dream-come-true, or maybe because I just wanted to impress the Possum. All I know is that the songs were decent, and I thought it would be a cool idea to share these with my friends and fans. The next thing I knew I recorded them, and I wasn't ready to stop. So, I recorded a few more George tunes and ended up with a 5 song EP. Here is it: this is my tribute to the greatest singer and interpreter in country music. This is my tribute to a friend. I miss you George. Thank you for making me feel like I could do this.

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Don't Wait Up (I'm Playin' Possum) - 4:21
2. Living in a Minor Key - 2:34
3. She Thinks I Still Care - 2:28
4. If Drinkin' Don't Kill Me (Her Memory Will) - 3:46
5. The Door - 3:51

Art-Nr.: 8641
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock; Country
Status: Programm || Typ: CD || Preis: € 7,90

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Shelton, Blake - if i'm honest [2016]
Der aus Oklahoma stammende und mittlerweile zu den absoluten Superstars in Nashville zählende Blake Shelton veröffentlicht mit "If I'm honest" nun schon sein 10. Studioalbum. Und wieder ist es ein Werk von höchster Qualität. Shelton zählt nicht nur zu den erfolgreichsten Vertretern seiner Zunft, sondern sicher auch zu den besten. Das stellt er hier wieder eindrucksvoll unter Beweis. Er sagt selbst, dies sei sein bisher persönlichstes Album, was sich darin niederschlägt, dass die Anzahl der abrockenden Tracks vergleichsweise gering ist. Nicht, dass das Werk nicht knackig wäre - doch, doch, aber die Stücke befinden sich überwiegend in einem schönen, sehr angenehmen Midtempo-Bereich. Das Songmaterial ist durchweg exzellent, voller großartiger Melodien und sehr gefälliger Arrangements. Dazu singt der Protagonist wieder herausragend gut. Er hat einfach eine prächtige Country -Bariton-Stimme, die allein schon so tief in den klassischen Countrytraditionen verwurzelt ist, dass auch durch den ein oder anderen moderneren Klang hier eines immer klar ist: Das ist lupenreiner, moderner, frischer Country und New Country, vollgepackt mit Songs, von denen nahezu jeder das Potential hat, die Charts richtig aufzumischen. Schon die erste Single, das herrlich melodische, lockere, dezent nostalgisch angehauchte, mit feiner Slide und klimperndem Piano inszenierte "Came here to forget" avancierte wieder zum Chartstürmer. Enthält mit dem knackigen "Go ahead and break my heart" ein klasse Duett mit seiner neuen Lebenspartnerin Gwen Stefani und dem fröhlichen "Doing it to country songs" einen stampfenden, bestens zum Mitklatschen und Feiern geeigneten, herrlich traditionellen Countryfeten-Knaller mit den legendären Oak Ridge Boys. Großartig! Blake spielt weiterhin auf absolutem Top-Niveau. Sehr starke Leistung, Mr. Shelton!

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Straight Outta Cold Beer - 2:45
2. She's Got a Way With Words - 3:11
3. Bet You Still Think About Me - 3:55
4. Every Time I Hear That Song - 3:35
5. Came Here to Forget - 3:40
6. Every Goodbye - 3:10
7. It Ain't Easy - 3:31
8. A Guy With a Girl - 3:10
9. Go Ahead and Break My Heart (feat. Gwen Stefani) - 4:25
10. Friends (From The Angry Birds Movie) - 3:03
11. One Night Girl - 3:41
12. Doing It to Country Songs (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys) - 3:02
13. Green - 3:11
14. You Can't Make This Up - 3:30
15. Savior's Shadow - 2:44

Art-Nr.: 9174
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Country
Status: Neuheit || Typ: CD || Preis: € 14,90

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