This Is My Blood CD (2011)

Artist: Dirt Drifters

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Product Overview


Label Warner/reprise/maverick
SKU 223716364
UPC 093624987383
UPC 14 00093624987383
Format CD
Release Date 9/13/2011
Author Dirt Drifters
Artist Contemporary Eli Young Band
Artist Contemporary Jason Aldean
Artist Contemporary Keith Urban
Artist Contemporary Whiskey Myers
Artist Contemporary Zac Brown Band
Technical Info
Engineer Drew Bollman; Justin Niebank
Producer Justin Niebank
CatalogID 455612
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 09/13/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 38m : 22s
UPC 00093624987383
Musical Guests
Willie Nelson
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Ryan Fleener, Matt Fleener, Jeff Middleton (vocals, guitar); Nick Diamond (drums).
Audio Mixer: Justin Niebank.
Recording information: Blackbird Studios; Hound's Ear; The Castle; Vibe 56.
Photographers: Stephen Boatright; Mark Allen Jefferies.
Country music has evolved into the 21st century as well as any pop music out there, and whether one is happy about how it's done that or not, the fact remains that it has stood its own and even increased its audience in an incredibly diverse and challenging musical era. Yeah, most of the big hits really sound like pop/rock with Nashville vocals, all big drums and stinging electric guitar leads, and the lyrics feign authenticity by name-checking Hank Williams, George Jones, and other country icons while praising the glories of back roads and late-night bars (and dalliances) in an unabashed and deliberate nostalgia that recasts the past in the present as if the only thing that really changes these days is the digital cloud. It is what it is, which brings us to the Dirt Drifters, a band that plays an Americana-infused version of contemporary country that is Nashville enough to sound good on the country stations and rock enough to remind one of blue-collar rockers like Tom Petty and John Mellencamp, or even the harder side of the Eagles and California country-rock. In truth, much like the Zac Brown Band, the Dirt Drifters straddle the country, Americana, and rock genres with a kind of easy grace, and they don't sound manufactured for success. They sound like a real band. There are some real gems on This Is My Blood, the group's first album, including the lead track, the timely and rocking "Something Better," the somber and wise "Hurt Somebody," the striking "Married Men and Motel Rooms," a cautionary tale if there ever were one, and the Saturday night anthem "Just Got Tonight." Nothing here reinvents country, but what the Dirt Drifters do is sound natural and grounded with their sound. Call it 21st century honky tonk with a little dose of the Flying Burrito Brothers and Diamond Rio tossed into the mix. That'll work, even in the digital cloud. ~ Steve Leggett
Artist Overview
A country-rock band comprised of veteran Nashville musicians who came from all over the states to live and work in Music City, the Dirt Drifters honed their funky honky tonk sound through countless gigs, building a fan following the old-fashioned way by playing small clubs and bars. Comprised of Matt Fleener, Ryan Fleener, Jeff Middleton, Jeremy Little, and Nick Diamond, the band boasts a wide palette of influences and styles, from country and rock to funk and R&B, all of which they've rolled up into a gritty roadhouse style. The Dirt Drifters signed with Warner Bros. Records and entered the studio with producer Justin Niebank to record their debut album. This Is My Blood was released in 2011. ~ Steve Leggett
Disc 1
1 Something Better
2 Always a Reason
3 There She Goes
4 It Takes a Man
5 Hurt Somebody
6 Married Men and Motel Rooms
7 I'll Shut Up Now
8 Name On My Shirt
9 Sun Goes Down
10 Just Got Tonight
11 This is My Blood
Product Attributes
Artist Dirt Drifters
Label Warner/reprise/maverick
Music Format Compact Disc
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