Dusty Drake

Dusty Drake

by Dusty Drake
     
 
Since Dusty Drake has the physique of a body-builder and a neatly trimmed goatee, is seen riding a motorcycle on the back cover of his debut, and sounds a bit like the blustery Toby Keith, it could be easy for some listeners to pass him by, thinking that he's just a trick of macho marketing. That's unfair,

Overview

Since Dusty Drake has the physique of a body-builder and a neatly trimmed goatee, is seen riding a motorcycle on the back cover of his debut, and sounds a bit like the blustery Toby Keith, it could be easy for some listeners to pass him by, thinking that he's just a trick of macho marketing. That's unfair, because his eponymous debut is a refreshing surprise -- a record that navigates the arena rock pomp of contemporary country with a dose of traditional country instrumentation and songwriting smarts. He can succumb to silliness on occasion, such as on the rah-rah radio song "Radio" or any time that he lets the testosterone take over, but his muscular baritone helps sell these songs. Better still, he balances straight-ahead, anthemic modern country songs with some nicely gonzo touches, such as slipping an oversized Van Halen-styled guitar into a rocking country tune. Best of all, he is a strong writer, as evidenced most of all by "Too Wet to Plow," "Not Bad for a Good Ole Boy," "Smaller Pieces," and "Ain't Nobody's Business." A taste for sentiment and silliness may keep this from being continually engaging, but at its best, Dusty Drake is tuneful, rocking, memorable modern country, beating Toby Keith at his own game.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
Label:
Warner Bros / Wea
UPC:
0093624805120
catalogNumber:
48051

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dusty Drake   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Buddy Emmons   Steel Guitar
Troy Johnson   Background Vocals
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Billy Crain   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Owen Hale   Drums
Jim Hoke   Penny Whistle
John Mock   Penny Whistle
Greg Morrow   Drums
Gordon Mote   Keyboards
Steve Nathan   Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
Alison Prestwood   Bass
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Tom Roady   Percussion
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass
Paul Worley   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Jonathan Yudkin   Fiddle,Violin,Cello,Viola
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals
Melodie Crittenden   Background Vocals
Ray Davis   Background Vocals
Camille Harrison   Background Vocals
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals
Scotty Sanders   Steel Guitar

Technical Credits

Billy Crain   Producer
Mike Poole   Engineer
Paul Worley   Producer
Clarke Schleicher   Producer,Engineer
Janice Azrak   Art Direction

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