Nothin' to Prove

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Although he had played with some very renowned blues names back in the 1960s (and later served as the original associate producer for Soul Train), bluesman Mac Arnold did not get around to issuing his own album until 2006, with the arrival of Nothin' to Prove. Unlike his next album, 2008's Backbone and Gristle, Arnold sticks mostly to singing here (with some bass work as well), as his trademark "gas can guitar" does not make any appearances. But for expertly played modern-day blues-rock, Arnold (along with his backing band, Plate Full o' Blues) has automatically leapfrogged to the front of the line with this inaugural release. Arnold also proves to possess a truly authentic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Although he had played with some very renowned blues names back in the 1960s (and later served as the original associate producer for Soul Train), bluesman Mac Arnold did not get around to issuing his own album until 2006, with the arrival of Nothin' to Prove. Unlike his next album, 2008's Backbone and Gristle, Arnold sticks mostly to singing here (with some bass work as well), as his trademark "gas can guitar" does not make any appearances. But for expertly played modern-day blues-rock, Arnold (along with his backing band, Plate Full o' Blues) has automatically leapfrogged to the front of the line with this inaugural release. Arnold also proves to possess a truly authentic blues-worthy voice, as heard on such standouts as the title track and the autobiographical "Ghetto Blue." Arnold has learned the blues first-hand by some of the genre's all-time greats, and his musical lessons have not been forgotten, as evidenced throughout Nothin' to Prove.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/14/2006
  • Label: Pfob Music Dba
  • UPC: 708234060127
  • Catalog Number: 31605
  • Sales rank: 349,633

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues Primary Artist
Mac Arnold Indexed Contributor, Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals, Rap
Jim Peterman Hammond Organ
Austin Brashier Background Vocals
Max Hightower Harmonica, Piano, Slide Guitar
Technical Credits
Mac Arnold Arranger, Producer
Pat McMakin Composer
Arthur "Buddy" Strong Engineer, Mastering
Joey Brashier Composer
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