Small Town Family Dream

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It's tempting to view Josh Abbott as a half-generation-on version of Steve Earle. Abbott definitely fits into that wonderfully maverick line of Texas singers and songwriters that includes Earle, Terry Allen, and so many others. So, yeah, he sounds a lot like Earle sometimes, with tightly observed songs that tell the stories of small-town, blue-collar Texas folks trying to deal with life, love, and the desperate pursuit of redemption and happiness. It's country, yes, but it's a quirky kind of country, often more like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with fiddles and banjos than it is like George Strait. And as Abbott and his band's third album shows, when it works, it ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
It's tempting to view Josh Abbott as a half-generation-on version of Steve Earle. Abbott definitely fits into that wonderfully maverick line of Texas singers and songwriters that includes Earle, Terry Allen, and so many others. So, yeah, he sounds a lot like Earle sometimes, with tightly observed songs that tell the stories of small-town, blue-collar Texas folks trying to deal with life, love, and the desperate pursuit of redemption and happiness. It's country, yes, but it's a quirky kind of country, often more like Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers with fiddles and banjos than it is like George Strait. And as Abbott and his band's third album shows, when it works, it works very well. Small Town Family Dream is a concept album of sorts, detailing the romantic, economic, and restless lives born of growing up in a small Texas town. The first song here, "Idalou," literally introduces Abbott's hometown, and, full of chiming electric guitars, it races into stories detailing love, farming, and cutting loose in a small town, finally summing things up with the richly detailed title tune, "Small Town Family Dream." Somewhere in there Abbott manages to seamlessly stitch in covers of Terry Allen's "FFA" and "Flatland Farmer," both of which add a kind of welcome edginess to things. Abbott knows what he's doing. At this point, all he needs to do is to stay out of Nashville and keep doing it.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/24/2012
  • Label: Pretty Damn Tough
  • UPC: 794504674927
  • Catalog Number: 467492
  • Sales rank: 33,934

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Idalou (4:48)
  2. 2 I'll Sing About Mine (4:16)
  3. 3 Touch (3:28)
  4. 4 She Will Be Free (4:17)
  5. 5 Hotty Toddy (3:51)
  6. 6 Ffa (1:01)
  7. 7 Flatland Farmer (3:37)
  8. 8 My Texas (3:11)
  9. 9 Dallas Love (3:42)
  10. 10 Hell's Gates On Fire (4:15)
  11. 11 Rain Finally Coming Down (3:41)
  12. 12 Small Town Family Dream (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Josh Abbott Band Primary Artist
Josh Abbott Indexed Contributor, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Milo Deering Mandolin
Rocky Gribble Banjo
Tommy Young Organ
Jerry Saracini Drums
Bradley Knight Organ
Erik Herbst Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Baritone, cowbell
Kacey Musgraves Background Vocals
Preston Wait Fiddle, Electric Guitar
Clay Corn Organ
James Hertless Bass, Background Vocals
Caleb Keeter Electric Guitar
Austin Davis Banjo
Ed Villanueva Drums
Technical Credits
Bob Parr Engineer
Bill Smith Digital Editing
Jerry Saracini Drum Technician
Josh Abbott Composer
Erik Herbst Producer, Engineer
Clementi Composer
Brandon Rhyder Composer
Clawson Composer
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