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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Ma Driver 2001 Ma Driver
Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 109,98 MB
I would generally categorize this recording as southern rock-Texas blues/rock, the band exhibits a variety of influences. Like the work of the California based band Stone, I consider this American music, as it represents influences from a very broad range of styles. It is blue collar, working man's music with plenty of heart and minus the modern fluff. The opening tune "Dollar A Minute" is very much southern rock ala .38 Special/Allman Brothers and indeed there are several similar tracks on the CD. There are some harder rock tracks which may remind you of Gov't Mule's work. The band also blends acoustic and electric guitars as well as any band I have heard lately. No matter what influences you may hear, the songs are all first rate. The songwriting on this CD is outstanding, and the lyrics of 10 of the 11 tracks are from the talented pen of Zak Perry.
While the entire recording is excellent, I will in particular mention the powerfully emotional "Too Far Gone" which is my personal favorite, the hard driving "Wounded Puzzle", and the Warren Haynes like "Job At Hand". Again, the tracks are all enjoyable and Perry more than adequately demonstrates on this CD that he is a songwriter of considerable ability.
"Ma Driver" is available from the very fine folks at Viewpoint Records at www.viewpointrecords.com. Ma Driver's debut CD comes to you complete with Bluesrockers highest recommendation. (http://www.bluesrockers.ws)
Zak Perry - Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Vern Vennard - Electric, Acoustic and Slide Guitars
Jason Charron - Drums and Percussion
Dave Olson - Bass Guitar
01 - Let's Roll 00:07
02 - Dollar A Minute 04:26
03 - Too Far Gone 05:01
04 - Job At Hand 04:57
05 - Let Her Fly 03:40
06 - High As I Wanna Be 03:58
07 - Sleight Of Hand 02:59
08 - Two Dollar Kite 03:43
09 - The Mountains And The Moonshine 03:43
10 - Sisters 04:37
11 - Wounded Puzzle 03:54
12 - Keep Things Simple 06:59
Ma Driver here: