Whippoorwill(Explicit Version) CD (2012)

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Product Overview


Label Southern Ground Artists/red
SKU 234088038
UPC 816259010581
UPC 14 00816259010581
Format CD
Release Date 8/14/2012
Author Blackberry Smoke
Technical Info
Engineer Clay Cook; Brandon Bell; Matt Mangano; John Kelton
Producer Clay Cook; Blackberry Smoke; Matt Mangano; Zac Brown
CatalogID SGA0122
Lable Name Southern Ground
Released 08/14/2012
Original Release 2012
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 54m : 29s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00816259010581
Album Notes and Credits
Recording information: Echo Mountain Studio, Asheville, NC (07/21/2011-08/04/2011); The Hangar, Fayetteville, GA (07/21/2011-08/04/2011); The Small Room, Atlanta, GA (07/21/2011-08/04/2011); The Workshop, Nashville, TN (07/21/2011-08/04/2011).
Photographer: David Stuart.
Atlanta, Georgia's Blackberry Smoke does upward of 250 shows a year, relentlessly crossing and re-crossing the various club, bar, and festival circuits, and the group's classic Southern rock sound, which recalls bands like the Black Crowes and Lynyrd Skynyrd, has been honed to a sharp edge by the constant playing. This is a solid band with a good rhythm section in bassist Richard Turner and drummer Brit Turner, a stand-out keyboardist in Brandon Still, and plenty of electric guitar work from Paul Jackson and lead singer Charlie Starr. Starr's voice is really what makes Blackberry Smoke more than a Southern rock nostalgia act, though. He's a country singer with a rock attitude and heart, and when the song's good, and the band's on board, this is a top-tier group who merge country and rock so seamlessly that it's both at once. There are several very good songs on The Whippoorwill, the band's debut for Zac Brown's Southern Ground label, including the chugging "Six Ways to Sunday," which opens the set, the tell-it-straight-like-it-is small town anti-anthem "One Horse Town" (which sounds like Steve Earle in his heyday), and the cranky, defiant, and determined "Leave a Scar," any of which deserve to be in regular rotation on contemporary country stations, but probably won't be because they sound more like Muscle Shoals productions than they do Nashville. Think Steve Earle fronting Lynyrd Skynyrd. Great stuff, ragged and real, and yes, there are a lot of clich? stances and phrases woven into these songs, but Starr's voice and this band's loose yet crisp playing style pulls it all off more often than not. ~ Steve Leggett
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.26) - "THE WHIPPOORWILL features cuts that have a definite swagger, as heard on 'Six Ways to Sunday' and the rollicking 'Everybody Knows She's Mine.'"
Disc 1
1 Six Ways to Sunday
2 Pretty Little Lie
3 Everybody Knows She's Mine
4 One Horse Town
5 Ain't Much Left of Me
6 Whippoorwill, The
7 Lucky Seven
8 Leave A Scar
9 Crimson Moon
10 Ain't Got the Blues
11 Sleeping Dogs
12 Shakin' Hands with the Holy Ghost
13 Up the Road
Product Attributes
Artist Blackberry Smoke
Music Format Compact Disc
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