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Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders - Truck Ride

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Dan Whitaker & The Shinebenders - Truck Ride



Track list
Truck Ride
The Levee
Stony Island Stomp
Texas
Bad Luck And Moonshine
Only Illusion
Clipper Time
Catch Another Train
I Got Nothing
Metro Meltdown
Baby, I
One More Night Alone
Jukin'
Booze Is Good
Hanging On A Limb
Cottage Grove Cruise

Retro style Western Swing mixed in with Honky Tonk that would be at home in the finer chicken wire barrier roadhouses you'll come across!  Where else could these boys hail from but Chicago??!

Dan Whitaker has ridden the waves of musical genres in The Windy City since the 1980s so he's got the credentials and the chops.  The Western Swing tracks are primarily the collection's instrumentals such as “Stony Island Stomp,” “Clipper Time,” “Metro Meltdown,” “Cottage Grove Cruise” but also the vocal “Jukin'.”  Slow shuffles include “Only Illusion” and “Hangin' On A Limb.”  And there are some flat-out “Old School” Country tracks to keep the pot simmering.

Band mates include Earl Power (bass); Tom Mioducki (harmony vocal, acoustic guitar & electric piano);  Eric Niffenegger (drums/percussion) and alternating steel players Gabriel Stutz, Dennis Andreatta and Herbie Green.  Hey, they're tight, they're danceable...in other words, they're everything a body's feet could want!  

Recommended.  Sixteen tracks.

 
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