Somewhere in the Middle

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All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
If Jason Boland reminds one of David Allan Coe and Hank Williams, Jr., well, that's probably just fine with him. From the opening tune, he's determined to remind the listener -- as the Outlaws did in the '70s -- that country music ain't what it used to be. Whatever happened, after all, to good old boys who drank their bourbon straight, who considered fighting a hobby, and who had never heard of feminism? On the good side, this old-fashioned attitude means that Boland plays traditional country music because it's his music, not because he fell in love with it in college like Ryan Adams. He's not afraid, for instance, to use lots of pedal steel or even add fiddle and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
If Jason Boland reminds one of David Allan Coe and Hank Williams, Jr., well, that's probably just fine with him. From the opening tune, he's determined to remind the listener -- as the Outlaws did in the '70s -- that country music ain't what it used to be. Whatever happened, after all, to good old boys who drank their bourbon straight, who considered fighting a hobby, and who had never heard of feminism? On the good side, this old-fashioned attitude means that Boland plays traditional country music because it's his music, not because he fell in love with it in college like Ryan Adams. He's not afraid, for instance, to use lots of pedal steel or even add fiddle and mandolin. At the same time, Boland -- like Waylon Jennings -- likes electric guitar, and doesn't mind adding a little rock & roll attitude to the mix. There are lots of good songs on Somewhere in the Middle, most written by Boland, and he's a good country singer. The only thing one might complain about is that certain songs -- "Hank" and "When I'm Stoned" -- seem way behind the times, even though that may be the point. Sure, he loves Hank Williams who doesn't?, but does his woman really love him when he gets stoned? Still, anyone who misses the old rebels like Coe and Jennings will find Somewhere in the Middle the perfect album for honky tonk hopping.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/21/2004
  • Label: Smith Music Group
  • UPC: 662582702224
  • Catalog Number: 7022
  • Sales rank: 90,301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hank - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:21)
  2. 2 When I'm Stoned - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:21)
  3. 3 Somewhere in the Middle - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (4:38)
  4. 4 If You Want to Hear a Love Song - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:59)
  5. 5 Back to You - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:05)
  6. 6 Stand Up to the Man - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:58)
  7. 7 Radio's Misbehaving - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:44)
  8. 8 Dirty Fightin' Love - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:42)
  9. 9 12 Oz. Curls - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (3:54)
  10. 10 Mary - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (6:09)
  11. 11 Thunderbird Wine - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (5:19)
  12. 12 Hell or Bust - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (5:50)
  13. 13 Hope You Make It - Jason Boland & the Stragglers (8:02)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jason Boland Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar
Lloyd Maines Acoustic Guitar
Riley Osbourne Hammond Organ
Brad Rice Percussion, Drums, Vocal Harmony
Kathleen O'Keefe Vocal Harmony
Cody Braun Vocal Harmony
Doug Moreland Fiddle
Adam Odor Accordion
Dennis Ludiker Fiddle
John Michael Whitby Piano
Stoney LaRue Vocal Harmony
Will Dupuy Acoustic Guitar
Grant Tracy Bass
Randy Crouch Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle
Technical Credits
Billy Joe Shaver Composer, Duet
Fred Remmert Mastering
Bob Childers Composer
Jason Boland Composer
Adam Odor Engineer
Randy Crouch Composer, Duet
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Finally real Country!!!!

    Jason Boland has brought back to life the raw and reckless attitude that country music has lost over the years. Check this CD out, it is well worth it.

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