Lone Starry Night

Lone Starry Night

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by John Arthur Martinez
     
 

John Arthur Martinez once sang George Strait songs in Texas bars, and Lone Starry Night follows the same neo-traditionalist country road. That means Martinez knows his country roots well, and draws from everything from honky tonk to Western swing to straightforward ballads, and that he leans closer to contemporary than alternativeSee more details below

Overview

John Arthur Martinez once sang George Strait songs in Texas bars, and Lone Starry Night follows the same neo-traditionalist country road. That means Martinez knows his country roots well, and draws from everything from honky tonk to Western swing to straightforward ballads, and that he leans closer to contemporary than alternative country. Both "The Man Who Holds the Bow" and "Home Made of Stone" rely on the time-honored practice of finding a slightly catchy metaphor to carry the weight of the song ("It ain't so much the fiddle, it's the man who holds the bow"). The problem with this approach is that many such phrases can sound like clichés before the ink dries. Martinez is more successful with "Amarillo By Morning," a gentle ballad relating hard-earned experience, and "A Girl Named Texas," a catchy bit of Texas jazz (Western swing). It's also nice that whether one listens to the quirky "The Armadillo Song" or the happy-go-lucky "Tonight at Fiesta," the guitars, steels, and fingerpicked acoustic guitar always come through loud and clear. Martinez is a soulful singer, and seems equally comfortable singing a love song like "Pour a Little Love On It" or the brooding "Trouble Rides a Fast Horse." Lone Starry Night should please contemporary listeners looking for a bit more bite to their country.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/04/2004
Label:
Dualtone Music Group
UPC:
0803020115422
catalogNumber:
1154
Rank:
138026

Tracks

  1. The Man Who Holds the Bow  - John Arthur Martinez
  2. Home Made of Stone  - John Arthur Martinez
  3. Amarillo by Morning  - John Arthur Martinez
  4. A Girl Named Texas  - John Arthur Martinez
  5. The Armadillo Song  - John Arthur Martinez
  6. If I Didn't Care  - John Arthur Martinez
  7. The River of Love/El Rio Amor  - John Arthur Martinez
  8. Tonight at Fiesta  - John Arthur Martinez
  9. Just Like the Moon  - John Arthur Martinez
  10. Trouble Rides a Fast Horse  - John Arthur Martinez
  11. Pour a Little Love on It  - John Arthur Martinez
  12. Lone Starry Night  - John Arthur Martinez
  13. Tonight at Fiesta (Reprise)  - John Arthur Martinez

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Arthur Martinez   Primary Artist,Vocals
Matt Rollings   Keyboards
Eric Darken   Percussion
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Eddie Bayers   Drums
J.T. Corenflos   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle
Shannon Forrest   Drums
Larry Franklin   Fiddle
Ray Herndon   Background Vocals
Viktor Krauss   Bass
Brent Mason   Electric Guitar
Eric Silver   Mandolin
Harry Stinson   Background Vocals
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Glenn Worf   Bass,Bass Guitar
Lisa Cochran   Background Vocals
Jon Randall Stewart   Background Vocals
Jon Randall   Background Vocals
Joel Jose Guzman   Accordion
Michael Ripoll   Guitar (Nylon String)
Shannon Sanders   Background Vocals
Jason Eskridge   Background Vocals
Shannon Forest   Drums
Miranda Lambert   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Matt Rollings   Producer,Audio Production
Terry Stafford   Composer
Monte Warden   Composer
David Leonard   Engineer
Mills Logan   Engineer
Ken Love   Mastering
Steve Tillisch   Engineer
Vip Vipperman   Composer
Patrick Murphy   Engineer
Stephanie Jones   Composer
Kent Finlay   Composer
Paul Fraser   Composer
Michael Blakey   Composer
John Arthur Martinez   Composer
Maude Gilman Clapham   Art Direction
Jerry Harkins   Composer
Tommy Conners   Composer
John Bohlinger   Composer

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