- Artist: Earl Musick
- Format: CD
- Release Date:4/2/2002
Earl Musick has been a mainstay of the Texas music scene for more than thirty years. In addition to being a prolific songwriter, he is also an accomplished left-handed guitar player, vocalist and performer. In 1987 he released his first album, 'Apropos', with the Unsung Heroes, on his own label, Reload Records. His 1995 solo release of 'DONE DEAL' was met with great acclaim. Music City Texas Publisher / Editor John Conquest wrote, 'Just to show that Austin has no monopoly on unclassifiable or 'what the hell do you call that' music, along comes a Fort Worth singer-songwriter and his 'River Bottom Boogie.' With an instrumental line-up that includes pedal and lap steel guitars and mandolin along with synthesizers, organ and congas, Musick is clearly doing things his own way, and the end result could be called country-funk, which sounds awful but is actually rather effective and interesting. He has a big, clear country voice, and some strong philosophical material, notably 'Endless Winds', 'American Dreamer' and 'Time Keeps Slipping Away', married to a chunky, intricate beat, wailing rock guitar and, at least in the hands of Darlina Musick, surprisingly tolerable synth.' Fort Worth Star Telegram 's Dave Bryant wrote, 'Cowtown's Reload Record Company has released Earl Musick's eclectic 'DONE DEAL', and it's easily one of the most exhilarating new albums heard in a decade. It has everything, from country to rock to blues. Call it Pure Texas. Earl's vocals are amazing, and the album is enriched by Gene Scott's wizardry on the steel guitar...' Earl has just finished producing Amos Staggs' newly released 'Scattered' CD on the Reload Label at RockHouse Studio, as well as The Brazos Brothers brand new 'Harmony Road' CD, and is working on new material with several songwriters to finish Earl's next project, his next CD entitled 'Privateer.'
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