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Cryin' At The Wheel
"Think of 'Cryin’ At The Wheel' as the sound of a revving eighteen wheeler cruising into an oil spattered truck stop somewhere in Bakersfield in 1962.
"You'll find a dozen no-nonsense songs crafted by famed Australian songwriters Gary Young (Daddy Cool) and Steve Williams (John Farnham) including the pivotal title track co-written with Texan Country Music maverick Dale Watson.
"Producer and engineer Paulie Bignell delightfully favours authenticity - turning the instruments up to a high, sharp pitch – the guitars rumble and twang, the harmonica wails, the saxophone honks and the beat is clearly pronounced. The high harmony backing vocals eliminate any need for mushy string sections and overblown vocal choirs.
"Above all, it is Ezra Lee's burly voice which has the gears to handle the heartbreak, the humour and the rootsy rattle of the studio band that features legendary Australian music artists Red Rivers, Paulie Bignell, Jeff Lang, Gary Young, Steve Williams & Andy Scott.
"Young and William's compositions and Ezra's unaffected vocals are a match made in Honky Tonk heaven !
"As a whole, 'Cryin’ At The Wheel' is a hardcore mash of truckabilly, bar stool blues, beer stained weepers and juke joint boogie mixed in with hints of Western Swing and Cajun spice.
"This is tough stuff - but don't be afraid to come along for the ride".
Michael Macdonald ~ Producer & Music Journalist — at Cat-House Music
AVAILIABLE AT www.cathousemusic.com.au