Jubilee [Promo]

Jubilee [Promo]

by Shurman
     
 
Alternative country has become so "in," it's even found a home in L.A. thanks to Shurman. While the band has been active for some time, Jubilee will serve as the band's introduction for many listeners. Released on Vanguard, the album combines the songs and vocals of Aaron Beavers with a four-piece band format

Overview

Alternative country has become so "in," it's even found a home in L.A. thanks to Shurman. While the band has been active for some time, Jubilee will serve as the band's introduction for many listeners. Released on Vanguard, the album combines the songs and vocals of Aaron Beavers with a four-piece band format for solid, unadorned country-rock. Even five songs into the album, it's clear that Beavers, drummer Damon Allen, guitarist Jason Moore, and bassist Keith Hanna play well together, and the set list is strong. While some material leans closer to country ("Drownin'") and other material leans toward rock ("I Got U Babe, Pt. 3"), the overall feel of the album is cohesive. The only negative observations one might offer is that the band, in spite of its talents, reminds one of a number of other alternative bands. While Beavers' vocals might have been described as "heartfelt" in 1995, today his voice just sounds familiar. While the band's combination of country and rock would have sounded innovative in 1995, today it qualifies as recognizable alternative country. For those familiar with the nuances of the genre, however, Shurman's songwriting and synchronicity will carve out a distinct place for the band on the contemporary music scene.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/12/2005
Label:
Vanguard Records
UPC:
0015707976428
catalogNumber:
79764

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Shurman   Primary Artist
Gia Ciambotti   Background Vocals
Skip Edwards   Organ
Dusty Wakeman   Harmonica,Guitar (Baritone)
Andrew Williams   Piano
Johnny Davis   Bass,Background Vocals
Garrison Starr   Background Vocals
Ben Peeler   Lap Steel Guitar
P.H. Naffah   Conga
John Lefler   Wurlitzer
Aaron Beavers   Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Louie Butler   Percussion
Keith Hanna   Bass,Dobro,Bass Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Dave Hartunian   Background Vocals
Rich Mahan   Electric Guitar
Jason Moore   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Damon Allen   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Jason Moore   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Brian Reeves   Engineer
Dusty Wakeman   Producer,Audio Production
Andrew Williams   Producer,Audio Production
Georgette Cartwright   Creative Services Coordinator
Steve Larson   Contributor
Danny White & Linda Nail   Engineer
Stephen Brower   Marketing
Aaron Beavers   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
John "Ninja Dog" DeBaum   Engineer

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