The Given

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All Music Guide - Holly Gleason
Like so many "Texas artists," Wade Bowen's cross-pollinated roots music -- long on steel, songwriting, and a dusty earnestness -- has enough tinges of country that it was only a matter of time until Nashville came calling. Working with producer Justin Niebank, best known for his work on Vince Gill's all-genre Album of the Year Grammy-nominated box set These Days, the Waco-born and New Braunfels-residing songwriter manages to straddle the polemics of "mainstream Nashville" and being a "Texas artist" -- while avoiding the bloat and slickness that drowned Jack Ingram and Pat Green -- on The Given, his Nashville major-label debut. What emerges is an intriguing streak of manly...
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All Music Guide - Holly Gleason
Like so many "Texas artists," Wade Bowen's cross-pollinated roots music -- long on steel, songwriting, and a dusty earnestness -- has enough tinges of country that it was only a matter of time until Nashville came calling. Working with producer Justin Niebank, best known for his work on Vince Gill's all-genre Album of the Year Grammy-nominated box set These Days, the Waco-born and New Braunfels-residing songwriter manages to straddle the polemics of "mainstream Nashville" and being a "Texas artist" -- while avoiding the bloat and slickness that drowned Jack Ingram and Pat Green -- on The Given, his Nashville major-label debut. What emerges is an intriguing streak of manly romanticism, a sort of heal-the-heartbreak song cycle that will lure women and allow men to break down without losing their dignity. Whether it's the Foster & Lloyd-evoking "Saturday Night," which is all cynicism and memories, "Say Anything"'s realization that a person can simply need company to drown out the pain, beyond all the pick-up tricks employed to that end, or the tragically realistic cost of being right in "A Battle Won," the songs reflect honest people struggling with what they've lost and how they feel, and realizing they did it to themselves. The churning "Beat Me Down" fights the forces that would hold Bowen back, but it's also a witness to what kind of wild boy this confused and contrite man can be. Equally fragile, but resolved, is a duet with songwriting legend Guy Clark on Townes Van Zandt's "To Live Is to Fly." There is an earthiness to the instruments. The warmth of the acoustic guitars and the sob of the steel keep things organic, and Bowen's voice is a mixture of bare wood and faltering desire. Maintaining who he is, Wade Bowen reaches over to Nashville without losing his soul.
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  • Release Date: 5/29/2012
  • Label: Bna Entertainment
  • UPC: 886979659421
  • Catalog Number: 796594

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wade Bowen Primary Artist
Guy Clark Vocals
Eric Darken Percussion
David Davidson Violin
Dan Dugmore Dobro, Steel Guitar
Stuart Duncan Fiddle
Shannon Forrest Drums
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Greg Morrow Drums
Kristin Wilkinson Viola
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Tom Bukovac Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Dave Angell Violin
Tony Lucido Bass
Jessica Murray Background Vocals
Adam Shoenfeld Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Wyatt Beard Background Vocals
Jedd Hughes Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, national steel guitar, Soloist
Sean McConnell Background Vocals
Charlie Judge Synthesizer, Piano, Hammond B3
Technical Credits
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
Justin Niebank Producer, Engineer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Kristin Wilkinson String Arrangements, String Conductor
Brian David Willis Digital Editing
Drew Bollman Engineer
Jed Hackett Digital Editing
Wade Bowen Composer
Jay Knowles Composer
Seth James Composer
Adam Hood Composer
Lee Thomas Miller Composer
Sean McConnell Composer
Hank Williams Mastering
Scooter Carusoe Composer
Jason Saenz Composer
Layla Ellis Groomer
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