Loaded

Loaded

by The Waybacks
     
 
Steeped in Americana, West Coast outfit the Waybacks are able to meld Appalachian or mountain music with a summery "jam band" feeling for most of this record. Whether it is the somewhat catchy "City Boy," with its somewhat odd bridge, or the mellow "Nice to Be Alone," the group is content to let the melodies do most of the work. But

Overview

Steeped in Americana, West Coast outfit the Waybacks are able to meld Appalachian or mountain music with a summery "jam band" feeling for most of this record. Whether it is the somewhat catchy "City Boy," with its somewhat odd bridge, or the mellow "Nice to Be Alone," the group is content to let the melodies do most of the work. But sometimes the laid-back Jack Johnson-ish melodies don't quite measure up, especially on the winding and somewhat meandering "The River," which has some fleeting quality moments. Thankfully, things get back on track with the leaner pop-country of "Good Enough," bringing Jimmy Buffett or Dire Straits to mind. Meanwhile, the group seems to shine during the tranquil, placid "Savannah" with its swinging Django-like hue, and the honky tonk effort "Tired of Being Right." Probably the dark horse or sleeper on this folk-pop album is the swaying waltz-like Celtic-leaning number "Beyond the Northwest Passage," in the vein of the Pogues or Flogging Molly. Following the cinematic violin introduction of "Black Cat," the Waybacks move into a klezmer-meets-bluegrass feel with interesting results.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2008
Label:
Compass Records
UPC:
0766397447421
catalogNumber:
4474
Rank:
313030

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Performance Credits

Waybacks   Primary Artist
Sam Bush   Mandolin,Guest Appearance
Cindy Cashdollar   Steel Guitar,Guest Appearance
Charles Hamilton   Percussion,Drums,Background Vocals,Group Member
Byron House   Keyboards,Maracas,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
John Mock   tin whistle,Guest Appearance
Reese Wynans   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance
Fats Kaplin   Pedal Steel Guitar,Accordion,Button Accordion,Guest Appearance
Andy Falco   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
James Nash   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Erick Jaskowiak   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Kym Warner   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Eamon McLoughlin   Fiddle,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Warren Hood   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Chris Pandolfi   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jesse Cobb   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Jeremy Garrett   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Travis Book   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Byron House   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
John Mock   Engineer
James Nash   Composer,Engineer
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer,Engineering
Warren Hood   Composer
Willie Pipkin   Composer
Michael Nash   Art Direction,Management

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