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Autoharpoon

Autoharpoon

by The Salty Dogs
     
 
From the band name and punny album title, one would be forgiven for expecting the Salty Dogs' Autoharpoon to be, say, maritime folk-punk songs from Newfoundland about the drunken adventures of whalers or something like that. In fact, the Salty Dogs are an Arkansas quartet proffering pure old-fashioned honky tonk country in the great tradition of early See more details below

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From the band name and punny album title, one would be forgiven for expecting the Salty Dogs' Autoharpoon to be, say, maritime folk-punk songs from Newfoundland about the drunken adventures of whalers or something like that. In fact, the Salty Dogs are an Arkansas quartet proffering pure old-fashioned honky tonk country in the great tradition of early Ray Price and the Bakersfield posse. Singer/songwriter Brad Williams knows his two-steps and shuffles, and he and the band, especially lap steel specialist Nick Devlin, alternate between cry-in-your-beer ballads like the downright Victorian "The People Cried" and more uptempo twangers like "Starting Now," featuring a guest shot from Elvis Presley's drummer D.J. Fontana. Other highlights include a crisp, unfussy extended workout on the country blues classic "Take Time to Know Her" and the unexpected art move of the two-part closer, "Heaven's Gates/Hell's Flames." Autoharpoon is unpretentious, joyous, and as pure as mountain dew.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/15/2007
Label:
Big Bender Records
UPC:
0742187543825
catalogNumber:
75438

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Salty Dogs   Primary Artist
Nick Devlin   Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Lap Steel Guitar
D.J. Fontana   Drums,Guest Appearance
Virginia Williams   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Mike Nelson   Synthesizer,Bass,Percussion,Hand Clapping,Wurlitzer,Arp Omni
Brad Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Kelly Duda   Hand Clapping,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Mickey Newbury   Composer
Bucky Barrett   Engineer
Steve Davis   Composer
Isaac Alexander   Artwork
Mike Nelson   Engineer
Brad Williams   Composer

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