Right Here and Now

Right Here and Now

by Owen Temple
     
 

In the tradition of country singer/songwriters such as Kevin Welch and Hal Ketchum, Owen Temple doesn't exactly fit the typical Stetson-wearing modern country artist, but isn't far from such a polished crossover sound. "Accidentally Break My Heart" exemplifies this trait, a typical three-minute country song…  See more details below

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In the tradition of country singer/songwriters such as Kevin Welch and Hal Ketchum, Owen Temple doesn't exactly fit the typical Stetson-wearing modern country artist, but isn't far from such a polished crossover sound. "Accidentally Break My Heart" exemplifies this trait, a typical three-minute country song suited for radio. But "Burning Too Hot to Last" has more of a rebellious, outlaw quality to it that wouldn't fit well along Music Row. Producer Phil Madeira is quite vital to the album. Using everything from accordions to pedal steel guitar, Madeira definitely creates a fuller sound for the listener. The songs, though, are only as strong as the lyrics, and fortunately Temple rarely errs. "Little Sweet Loss" has Temple at the forefront and on top of his game. But the blues rumble on "This Ain't Las Vegas" doesn't work at all. Resembling a track that Bonnie Raitt would leave on the cutting room floor, the song is a bit bland despite the change of style. "Move Around Money" is a similar idea, but works infinitely better with a relaxing backbeat in the shadows. Name-dropping various companies and products doesn't necessarily damage the tune, but it could be improved lyrically with some simple alterations. Temple proves he has a wealth of potential on the straightforward traditional honky tonk of "Before the Night Becomes the Dawn." Building slowly over its nearly five minutes, the harmonies, mandolin, and pedal steel guitar all share leading roles. However, there are a few songs that tend to overlap and almost duplicate each other, notably "Trouble With You" and "The Madder You Are (The Cuter You Get)." The gospel-tinged "Faith Without Works" is another sonic curve, but works well given its nature.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
SCENEWORK RECORDS
UPC:
0654165017726
catalogNumber:
177
Rank:
211490

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Owen Temple   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Greg Trooper   Vocal Harmony
Phil Madeira   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin,Piano,Accordion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Various,Slide Guitar,Harmony,Vocal Harmony,Guitar (Baritone)
Dennis Holt   Drums
Mark Robertson   Bass Guitar
Fats Kaplin   Fiddle,Mandolin
Jake Armerding   Vocal Harmony
Kenny Meeks   Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Phil Madeira   Producer,Audio Production,Engineering
Jordan Richter   Engineering

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