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Friday, November 9, 2012

Pure Grain 2009 Out Of The Storm


Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:47:58
Size: 55,02 MB

United States

Album Notes

The third installment to the Pure Grain discography “Out of the Storm” expands on their original acoustic country sound. Adding some edge with electric guitar, piano, B3 organ and most notably, new comer, Courtney Damico on backing vocals, the disc truly marks a turning point in the bands’ career. Singer/songwriter Chris (The Carolina Kid) Taber shines through with his southern hospitality and uncanny ability to pull you into each and every song. His guttural emotive vocal delivery never lets you down and is goose bump guaranteed. The bands songs are inspirational, true to life tales that everyone can feel.

Upon my first listen to the disc, one thing is apparent throughout. The sincerity of the bands performances and Taber’s songwriting are as real as it gets. The disc kicks off with the hard driving title track “Out of the Storm”. A country honky-tonk rocker by nature, this tune of hope to overcome adversity symbolizes the bands mindset on releasing this disc. “We truly feel in releasing this CD that we are emerging from the storm.” “We have really put our hearts into this thing from the beginning and one set back after another, we are finally getting this thing out,” says Taber. “

After the birth of his first son, The Carolina Kid had to take a break from the music business, and started driving 18 wheels for a living. “What is really cool about this disc is that most of these songs were written before I started driving. Yet, so many of them are about things that I realize now, are on every truckers mind,” Taber explains. The bluesy grind of the “Truckin’ Song” featuring Dave Barnes on slide guitar, speaks to the woes of the trucker lifestyle which is a theme carried through in the sweet, melodic, “When I’m Alone”, and the powerful “Farewell My Love”. “Two major things truck drivers deal with are being alone away from their families and saying goodbye when they leave on the road” said Taber.

“Out of the Storm” is not all about truck driving. On songs like “Soul Food”, “Kid n Funk Blues”, and “For a Friend”, the Carolina Kid and the rest of Pure Grain, (Dave Lacey, lead guitar and vocals, Brian DeBruler, drums and vocals, Michelle Damico on hand percussion, Artie Chaney on bass guitar, and Courtney Damico, backing vocals) show off their southern charm and cut loose on the funkier side leaning toward the sum of their influences, The Allman Brothers, Marshall Tucker, Charlie Daniels, or a little James Brown. “Overflowin’” is a more traditional country ballad in the vain of George Jones, or Conway Twitty showcasing Taber’s sultry side. The atmospheric “Sea of Thoughts” hits you with powerful raw emotion and leaves you with exactly that (a sea of thoughts)…”Do it Again” adds a unique twist to the CD as it takes you on a seductive turn south of the border.

Closing out the CD is a previously unreleased raw version of the bands’ “Freedom Child”, paying homage to the men and women serving in the armed forces. This very powerful one mic recording captures the band completely acoustic and unedited as the song was being written...



Tracklist:

01 - Out Of The Storm 03:01

02 - When I'm Alone 04:19

03 - Farewell My Love 03:39

04 - Truckin' Song 04:27

05 - Soul Food 04:41

06 - Sea Of Thought 05:09

07 - Overflowin' 03:32

08 - Do It Again 03:44

09 - For A Friend 04:39

10 - Kid N' Funk Blues 03:53

11 - Head Over Heels 03:04

12 - Freedom Child 03:50





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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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