- Artist: Dodd Michael Lede
- Format: CD
- Release Date:7/25/2006
After hundreds of performances and counting, Dodd knows exactly what it takes to present a show. His high-energy antics and his manner of connecting with the crowd have garnered him much attention as of late. The press has been quite generous with their praises, as Dodd has introduced his brand of southern fried acoustic rock. Difficult to pigeonhole, Dodd's songwriting has been called everything from country to rock to folk and retro 80's. Dodd prefers to call it high impact creativity. His approach to songwriting is honest and sincere, and in many ways, autobiographical. The music is well crafted with subtle references to the likes of Counting Crows, Matchbox 20, Train, and Sister Hazel. Inspired by his father to play guitar when he was 15, Dodd was smitten to perform and hasn't looked back since. Transplanted from Los Angeles to Houston, Dodd became fascinated with Texas tradition. He quickly absorbed the Texas music scene while still teaching himself to play guitar. From the likes of ZZ Top and Stevie Ray Vaughan to Ian Moore, and Willie Nelson and everything in between, Dodd found himself immersed in the rich culture of Texas music. With the 2002 release of, 'whatever happened to you', Dodd announced to the world that there was a new presence on the Texas music scene. Writing from life experience, he put together a 12-song effort tinged with a classic rock ambiance, but in a style worthy of the new millennium. Dodd wrote, arranged and co-produced every aspect of this project taking almost a year to record. This album became a true labor of love as he worked through the painstaking process of committing his ideas and feelings to lyrics and melodies. Songs like Pretend and Portland Song have been well received by local and Internet radio stations and have been featured on the Texas Top 40 music countdown presented by Sub Terra Sound. Songs like Indian Summer, Blue Sky Feeling, & Remember the Day also demonstrate Dodd's heart-felt lyrics, musical tenacity, and creative guitar architect. But Dodd continues to challenge himself to think outside the box.
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