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Wide Awake
     

Wide Awake

by Miggs
 
Lineup changes can be quite disruptive for a band, and the Miggs have had their share since the early 2000s. But those lineup changes haven't prevented frontman Don Miggs from delivering some solid, nicely crafted alternative pop
ock albums along the way. Don Miggs, of course, has always been the one in the driver's seat; he has had input

Overview

Lineup changes can be quite disruptive for a band, and the Miggs have had their share since the early 2000s. But those lineup changes haven't prevented frontman Don Miggs from delivering some solid, nicely crafted alternative pop
ock albums along the way. Don Miggs, of course, has always been the one in the driver's seat; he has had input from others, but ultimately, it is his talents as a singer/songwriter that have done the most to help the Northern California band score musical home runs. And he continues to get the job done on Wide Awake, which was recorded in late 2009 and is another solid album from the Miggs. This time, they favor a trio lineup that includes Don Miggs on lead vocals and guitar, Michael Lombardo on bass, and Ryan Scarborough on drums -- and the producer/engineer is Ken Lewis, who has worked with artists ranging from Lenny Kravitz, Fall Out Boy, and Small Town Sleeper to Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Ghostface Killah, Ludacris, and Kanye West. Lewis has eclectic tastes; he can function as efficiently in a pop
ock environment as he can in a hip-hop or R&B environment. And on Wide Awake, there's no doubt that he understands what makes the Miggs tick. Lewis obviously realizes that melodic, hooky alternative pop
ock is their strong point, and his presence is a definite plus on tuneful offerings like "Summer Takes the Fall" and "Enemy." Lewis, in fact, is as beneficial for the Miggs on Wide Awake as Gavin MacKillop was for them on 2005's Insomnia. But again, Don Miggs is the brains behind the band. And while Wide Awake doesn't break any new ground for the Miggs -- who weren't groundbreaking to begin with -- those who have enjoyed them in the past should have no problem getting into this consistently likable effort.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2010
Label:
Rock Ridge Music
UPC:
0677516126823
catalogNumber:
61268

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Performance Credits

Miggs   Primary Artist
Pete Whitfield   Strings
Simon Turner   Strings
Mandy Ventrice   Background Vocals
Sarah Brandwood-Spencer   Strings
Alex Stemp   Strings
Michael Lombardo   Group Member
Don Miggs   Group Member
Rick Clair   Background Vocals
Danielle Gang   Background Vocals
Lisa DeBartolo   Background Vocals
Jensen West   Background Vocals
Ryan Scarbrough   Group Member

Technical Credits

Ken Lewis   Producer
Cooper Anderson   Engineer
Don Miggs   Composer
Pat Mannion   Cover Model
Cynthia Levesque   Art Direction
Jason Hulfish   Art Direction
John Rarrick   Public Relations
Ryan Scarbrough   Composer

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