Get Back to the Land

Get Back to the Land

by Ted Russell Kamp
     
 
Ted Russell Kamp has traveled the world as the bassist in Shooter Jennings' band, but he delivers his own brand of outlaw country on his solo work. His latest effort, Get Back to the Land, reveals Kamp as a master of traditional hard country with his main guideposts being California country and Southern country-soul. He kicks

Overview

Ted Russell Kamp has traveled the world as the bassist in Shooter Jennings' band, but he delivers his own brand of outlaw country on his solo work. His latest effort, Get Back to the Land, reveals Kamp as a master of traditional hard country with his main guideposts being California country and Southern country-soul. He kicks off the disc with a terrific pair of guitar-fueled country-rockers. The ruggedly well-crafted "California Wildflower" recalls Rodney Crowell and Jim Lauderdale with an added dose of grit, while the peppy honky tonker "If I Had a Dollar" offers Kamp's version of the Bakersfield sound. He continues in a California country vein later in the disc on the galloping title track and the tears-in-your-beer track "Lonelytown." On "Half Hearted," Kamp sounds a bit like John Mellencamp venturing into Bakersfield territory. Midway through the disc, he ventures away from Bakersfield and heads to Southern Americana. The tough and funky "God's Little Acre" lets him stretch out his muscular guitar playing. Horns nicely color the life-on-the-road ballad "(Down at The) 7th Heaven" and "Georgia Blue," favorably conjuring up memories of classic Stax/Muscle Shoals soul. Lively horns, supported by a rootsy Wurlitzer, come out in full force in "Aces & Eights," which suggests Little Feat stepping out in New Orleans. Kamp seems comfortable with whatever style he takes on here. Even the somewhat generic ballad "Right as Rain" has a nice feel to it. He deserves a lot of credit for so successfully constructing an album brimming with wonderfully soulful country-rock; he wrote or co-wrote all of the songs and produced the disc, as well as playing guitars, bass, keyboards, and even trumpet. He also has gotten contributions from a number of talented pals, including guitar aces Kenny Vaughn (Marty Stuart) and Tony Gilkyson (X), pedal steel whiz Eric Heywood (Son Volt), and multi-instrumentalist Brian Whelan (Broken West). Having created such a timeless-sounding album as Get Back to the Land, the time might have come for Kamp to spend his nights fronting his own band playing his own songs, rather than as someone else's sideman.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/10/2011
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020153028
catalogNumber:
1530

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ted Russell Kamp   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Trombone,Trumpet,Electric Guitar,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Gia Ciambotti   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Larry Franklin   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Tony Gilkyson   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Angelo Moore   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Scott Sanders   Banjo,Lap Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Robby Turner   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Kenny Vaughan   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Ron Wallace   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Pat McGrath   Acoustic Guitar
Eric Heywood   Pedal Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Mike Sessa   Drums
Michael Webb   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance
Troy Lancaster   Guitar,Guest Appearance
Carl Byron   Wurlitzer,Guest Appearance
Howard Duck   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance
Daniel Glass   Drums,Guest Appearance
Jason Sutter   Drums,Guest Appearance
Ted Wulfers   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Nicole Gordon   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Brian Fullen   Drums,Group Member
Brian Whelan   Drums,Electric Guitar
Penny Dale   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Eric Paslay   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Andi Zack   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Nick Nguyen   Violin,Cello,Viola,Guest Appearance
Dave Raven   Drums,Guest Appearance
Levi Sims   Vocal Harmony,Guest Appearance
Don Ian   Guitar

Technical Credits

Trent Summar   Composer
Bill Deasy   Composer
Dave Berg   Composer
Mark Rains   Engineer
Rose Falcon   Composer
Ted Wulfers   Composer
Nicole Gordon   Composer
Ted Russell Kamp   Composer,Producer,overdub engineer
Paul Moore   Graphic Design
Eric Paslay   Composer
Shaun Ames   Composer
Randi Reagan   Composer
Jenn Gibbons   Cover Photo
John Hurley   Engineer

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