Sawdust

Sawdust

by Todd Fritsch
     
 
On his second nationally distributed album, genuine cattle-punching cowboy Todd Fritsch has upped the level of polish just a bit, and 2007's Sawdust sounds decidedly more radio-ready than his self-titled 2005 release, which earned him some chart action for the song "Small Town Radio." But Fritsch's regular-guy personality shines through the slick spots on

Overview

On his second nationally distributed album, genuine cattle-punching cowboy Todd Fritsch has upped the level of polish just a bit, and 2007's Sawdust sounds decidedly more radio-ready than his self-titled 2005 release, which earned him some chart action for the song "Small Town Radio." But Fritsch's regular-guy personality shines through the slick spots on Sawdust, and along with his strong, easygoing vocal style, it's his greatest asset. Fritsch sounds right at home singing about pretty girls, broken hearts, honky tonkin', and what he does and doesn't like in country music, and he's clearly having a ball with the Bob Wills-style swing of "Five Mornings Down," the twangy two-step of "All That's Left Is You," and the proud celebration of his roots in "Texas Talking." On the other hand, the rock-oriented "If You Don't Like Country (Time to Leave)" (ironic title, that) doesn't fit him nearly as well (even if he did co-write it), and "The Rock," in which he sings from the point of view of a church, is a conceit that hardly anyone could bring off. But while Sawdust sometimes aims for the arenas, it works best when it generates a small-scale barroom ambience, and thankfully Fritsch and his musicians hit that target most of the time; the arrangements generate a natural honky tonk mood when they're on the beam, and even in its weaker moments Sawdust boasts a good-hearted sincerity that sets it apart from most of the guys with hats on country radio these days.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/17/2007
Label:
Diamond Music Group
UPC:
0823043422628
catalogNumber:
4226
Rank:
172986

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Todd Fritsch   Primary Artist
Joe Barnhill   Acoustic Guitar
Tim Crouch   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle,Mandolin
Chuck Young   Background Vocals
Dennis Wage   Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Joe Young   Background Vocals
Mike Kennedy   Percussion,Drums
Robby Springfield   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar
Andrew Frye   Piano
Travis Toy   Dobro
Doug Deforest   Background Vocals
Billy Joe French   Background Vocals
Sarah Jo Roark   Background Vocals
Alan Huff   Accordion
Andy Rees   Electric Guitar
R.P. Harrell   Keyboards
Joe Bob Barnhill   Acoustic Guitar
Amy Driesel   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddy Raven   Composer
Buddy Brock   Composer
Joe Barnhill   Composer
Tony Colton   Composer
Donny Kees   Composer
Frank J. Myers   Composer
Billy Yates   Composer
Greg Roller   Engineer
Willis R. Nance   Composer
Bo Riddle   Composer
Leland Martin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Jon Raney   Engineer
Mel Eubanks   Engineer
Thom Shepherd   Composer
Melissa Webb   Artwork
Todd Fritsch   Composer
Doug Deforest   Composer,Audio Production
Andree Boudreau   Composer

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