Cannonball

Cannonball

by Mark David Manders
     
 

Texas singer/songwriter Mark David Manders is something of a legend in his home state, where his live shows have built him a solid core of fans. Cannonball comes on the heels of the somewhat more introspective Highs and Lows, and finds him returning to his honky tonk roots with a supporting cast that includes fiddler Heather Morris, backup singer …  See more details below

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Texas singer/songwriter Mark David Manders is something of a legend in his home state, where his live shows have built him a solid core of fans. Cannonball comes on the heels of the somewhat more introspective Highs and Lows, and finds him returning to his honky tonk roots with a supporting cast that includes fiddler Heather Morris, backup singer Blondie Chaplin (known for her work with the Rolling Stones), and several members of Bonnie Raitt's band. The resulting sound is surprisingly light and largely acoustic, with some hot electric guitar picking and Hammond B-3 organ thrown in for good measure. Manders' voice isn't the most powerful in the world, but his songs are impressive: the title track is presented in two versions, an "Austin Mix" and a "Los Angeles Mix," both of which are jauntily attractive in subtly different ways, and "Three Fingers Tequila" is a bar band singalong that has been an audience favorite for years. Several other songs (notably "Good Enough for Me" and "Eight Track") are pleasant without being exceptional, but the album's highlight track -- an all-out rocker called "Take a Look Around" -- will have you hitting the "repeat" button. So will the affecting and heartfelt "Frio River." Recommended overall.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
Big Karma
UPC:
0602257501226
catalogNumber:
5012

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Performance Credits

Mark David Manders   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Blondie Chaplin   Vocal Harmony
Stephen Barber   Hammond Organ
Amanda Brown   Vocal Harmony
James "Hutch" Hutchinson   Bass
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar
John Silva   Ensemble
John J. Moore   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Adam Odor   Ensemble
Rodney Pyeatt   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Ensemble,Vocal Harmony
Heather Woodruff   Fiddle,Mandolin

Technical Credits

Ed Cherney   Producer
Mark David Manders   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John Silva   Engineer
Brian Porizek   Art Direction
John J. Moore   Engineer
Adam Odor   Engineer
Heather Woodruff   Composer
Jim Slaton   Audio Production

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