reQuest

reQuest

by Pat Flynn
     
 
Pat Flynn earned his stripes as part of New Grass Revival, and he can certainly play that guitar like ringing a bell, although for much of this album he hides that light under the bushel of singing and rhythm work. Still, if you listen to his solo on "In the Middle of the Night" you get an idea of what he can do when he lets loose,

Overview

Pat Flynn earned his stripes as part of New Grass Revival, and he can certainly play that guitar like ringing a bell, although for much of this album he hides that light under the bushel of singing and rhythm work. Still, if you listen to his solo on "In the Middle of the Night" you get an idea of what he can do when he lets loose, and "Mother Lode" convinces in case of any doubt, where he even gets to show his mandolin chops. The album's a mix of originals and covers. There's no doubt he's a talented songwriter (with many credits to his name), with a pleasant, if not distinguished, voice. His material is in the pop-country vein (which qualifies it, really, as new country), with strong melodies and catchy choruses, very pleasant in the moment, but it's debatable whether any of them have any real staying power. His choice of covers is interesting, from "Shape I'm In" to Pete Seeger's "If I Had a Hammer" (given a light, airy treatment) and the traditional "Michael Row the Boat Ashore" (much the same). Flynn's deep Christian beliefs are shown on "The Word," but he doesn't get too preachy. As a longtime Nashville sessioneer, Flynn obviously knows some of Music City's biggest talents, and some help out here, the powers behind the voices. It's clean, not at all controversial, and enjoyable. In other words, it probably qualifies as mainstream country.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/10/2004
Label:
Thirty Tigers
UPC:
0635759153822
catalogNumber:
591538

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pat Flynn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,Mandolin,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Buddy Greene   Vocal Harmony
John Cowan   Vocal Harmony
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Béla Fleck   Banjo
Jim Hoke   Harmonica,Accordion
Rob Ickes   Dobro
Kevin Lawson   Keyboards
Russ Pahl   Banjo,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Dennis Wage   Hammond Organ
Tom Harden   Percussion,Drums
Steve Bryant   Bass
Heather Lawson   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Peter Rowan   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
David Wilcox   Composer
Pat Flynn   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lee Hays   Composer
Kevin Lawson   Engineer
Steve Tveit   Engineer
Wayne Brezinka   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Tom Harden   Engineer
Erick Jaskowiak   Engineer
Zach Buckley   Engineer
Buck Moore   Composer
Robert Battaglia   Engineer

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