Ride CD (2005)

Artist: Trick Pony

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Love the RIDE!

by Huge Trick Pony Fan! on 8/24/2005

I've been anxiously awaiting this new album and I have to tell you it doesn't disappoint! The album rocks with lots of different sounds from country to the santana like song called "Senorita". My favorites are "I Didn't", "Sad City" (with Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish), "Senorita" and "It's a Heartache". R.I.D.E. is Trick Pony at their best!

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Itching for some good smooth country music that will have you aching for a warm summer evening at a Nashville honky tonk? Take a listen to Trick Pony's latest effort R.I.D.E. and you're almost there.

Trick Pony, America's orneriest and feistiest barroom-rockin', butt-kickin', hard-core honky-tonk band, looks you in the eye and lays its new album, R.I.D.E., on the table. And in this game, everybody's a winner.

But that's just the first hand. R.I.D.E. mixes their dancin'-and-drinkin' sound with songs that reflect the challenges that Ira Dean, Keith Burns, and Heidi Newfield have confronted over the past couple of years.

Plenty of artists have been derailed by such events -- positive and negative, personal and professional. But maybe they haven't been toughened enough on brutal club tours, or forced to handle heights and depths of emotion within one brief stretch of months, or drawn together in ways that only the tightest bands can understand.

And nobody puts on a show like these three -- certainly no one woman put on a show like Heidi before she crashed onto the scene, with her headfirst stage dives to body-surf audience waves to the bar for one fast shot and then back again in time to hit the next verse.

Trick Pony has done all that. They're still doing it. And judging by the passion and pain and celebration and flat-out, honest-to-God country soul of R.I.D.E., they'll be doing it long, long past last call...

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Label Curb Records
SKU 63723328
UPC 715187886421
UPC 14 00715187886421
Format CD
Release Date 8/23/2005
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Author Trick Pony
Artist Bio
Trick PonyTheir journey began in 1996 with a statement of faith in their mission, as Keith and Ira left two steady backup gigs -- with Joe Diffie and Tanya Tucker, respectively -- to start from scratch with their own group. When Heidi joined them it was like jamming into high gear and hitting the highway as they tore through the Southern circuit and built their reputation for playing -- in every sense of the word -- harder than any other outfit in the territory.Trick Pony made Nashville's famous Wildhorse Saloon their home base and scored a major label deal. Sparked by three singles, including the Top Five hit "On a Night Like This," their first album, Trick Pony , exploded in 2001: The album went gold, the Academy of Country Music hailed them as the "Top New Vocal Group," and they won an American Music Award as "Favorite New Country Artist." A year later, they followed with On a Mission , another package of great songs and raucous performances -- but things were getting complicated.Trick Pony found a new home in May 2004 at Curb Records, thanks to Chuck Howard's long working ties to the label and Mike Curb's enthusiasm for the band. With artists as diverse as Montgomery Gentry, Hank Williams Jr., and Kid Rock snatching them up as opening acts, with nominations last year for a Grammy, a CMT Flame Worthy Music Video Award, and five Academy of Country Music Award nominations, and their ACM contention this year for "Top Vocal Group," Trick Pony seems poised to exceed even Curb's expectations. And while new fields to conquer lie just over the horizon -- Ira, for example, is determined to be the first stand-up bassist to play through a wah-wah pedal on The Grand Ole Opry -- their roots will keep them moving wherever they go."I'm never going to be Celine Dion," Heidi smiles. "I'm a honky-tonker, down to the core. We're a honky-tonk band. And if that means that we get a little bit raunchy, if it means we talk about drinkin' and cheatin', if it means we sing about being in love or making love, if we sing it from the heart in a stone cold country song, well, I'm proud of that.
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Label Curb Records
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