Pan-American Flash

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Burch croons honky-tonk ballads with a Jimmy Buffet inflection. The result is easy to appreciate, individual and very authentic. Guitars that stay in the background, tasteful ornamentation from Paul Niehaus' lap steel guitar and a consistent locomotive-slow chug from the drum and upright bass rhythm section make for a traditional, warm sound. This is not commercial sounding FM country, but good ol' country done by young, living players. Among them are guest Deanna Varagona adding Patsy Cline-like harmony vocals and renowned Kentucky fiddle man Jason Carter dressing up many of the tracks. Do not be mistaken, though. Every arrangement is subdued into a decidedly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Schulte
Burch croons honky-tonk ballads with a Jimmy Buffet inflection. The result is easy to appreciate, individual and very authentic. Guitars that stay in the background, tasteful ornamentation from Paul Niehaus' lap steel guitar and a consistent locomotive-slow chug from the drum and upright bass rhythm section make for a traditional, warm sound. This is not commercial sounding FM country, but good ol' country done by young, living players. Among them are guest Deanna Varagona adding Patsy Cline-like harmony vocals and renowned Kentucky fiddle man Jason Carter dressing up many of the tracks. Do not be mistaken, though. Every arrangement is subdued into a decidedly non-ostentatious but clever background. What is left is a frame for Burch's distinctive diction. Easily an everyman's country record.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/20/1998
  • Label: Checkered Past
  • UPC: 640469100424
  • Catalog Number: 691004

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Monterey - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:01)
  2. 2 Losers Way to Get Along - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:17)
  3. 3 Living, Forgiving - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:41)
  4. 4 13 Nights - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:09)
  5. 5 Born to Wait - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:31)
  6. 6 Sage Advice - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (4:34)
  7. 7 Your Red Wagon - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:33)
  8. 8 Jackson, TN - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (2:37)
  9. 9 Sundown Is a Lonesome Time - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:54)
  10. 10 Harper's Ferry Blues - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (4:04)
  11. 11 I'm Your Daddy Now - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (2:43)
  12. 12 Baby I Ain't Gotta Do That No More - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (3:04)
  13. 13 Down Hill and Shady - Paul Burch & the WPA Ballclub (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Paul Burch Primary Artist, Percussion, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Jason Carter Fiddle
Kenny Vaughan Electric Guitar
Preston Rumbaugh Upright Bass
Paul Niehaus Lap Steel Guitar
Deanna Varagona Harmony
Greg Stearns Electric Guitar
Markie Saunders Upright Bass
Bob Alenko Rhythm Guitar
Justin Thompson Guitar
Technical Credits
Mark Nevers Producer, Engineer
Hank Tilbury Engineer
Bruno Boussard Art Direction
Paul Burch Composer, Producer
Elizabeth Tormes Art Direction
Les Archers Art Direction
Hank Tilberry Producer, Engineer
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