Achin' and Shakin'

Achin' and Shakin'

by Laura Bell Bundy
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Achin' and Shakin'

After a successful run on Broadway (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked), singer-songwriter Laura Bell Bundy moved to Nashville and spent 18 months doing her own thing in her own unique way. Her debut album Achin' and Shakin' is a culmination of her experiences on and off stage combined with her musical experiences, songwriting, and Southern heritage.

There are two sides to every story, as the old adage goes, and there are certainly two sides to the story of Bundy's Achin' and Shakin'. Laura Bell bypassed the tried-and-true Music Row approach usually taken on country albums and instead created a bold concept album that is essentially two separate albums within one project.

The album's title aptly describes the project's division: Achin’ is a collection of slow and sultry country songs and Shakin' is a group of sassy songs that are equal parts humor, confidence, and attitude. One side presents a modern-day mixture of Loretta Lynn, Minnie Pearl, and Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw; the other unveils country's answer to Norah Jones.

"I have two different sides of my personality," she explains. "I have a crazy, wild, humorous, outspoken personality, and then I have a depth that only opens up when I am alone or with one other person, and that is captured with this album. I really couldn't do one without the other." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2010
Label: Mercury Nashville
UPC: 0602527319711
catalogNumber: 001396802

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Laura Bell Bundy   Primary Artist
Duke Levine   Dobro,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar,Guitar (Baritone)
Chad Cromwell   Drums
Dan Dugmore   Mandolin,Steel Guitar
Marc Muller   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Dobro,Fiddle,Mandolin,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Synthesizer Bass
Steve Nathan   Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Michael Rhodes   Bass
Aubrey Haynie   Fiddle
Chris Carmichael   Strings
Tim Lauer   Organ,Piano,Accordion,Pump Organ,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson   Harmonica
Gale Mayes-West   Background Vocals
Ilya Toshinsky   Acoustic Guitar
Kyle Kelso   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion
Rob McNelley   Electric Guitar
Mike Shimshack   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Hammond B3
Nathan Chapman   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Stephanie Chapman   Background Vocals
Steve Athan   Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Drums

Technical Credits

Duke Levine   Engineer
Barry Dean   Composer
Marc Muller   Engineer
Justin Niebank   Engineer
Ronnie Rogers   Composer
Tommy Lee James   Composer
Drew Bollman   Engineer
Andrew Dorff   Composer
Laura Bell Bundy   Composer,Liner Notes
Jeff Coplan   Engineer
Jerry Flowers   Composer
Karen Naff   Art Direction
Brice Long   Composer
Kyle Kelso   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Mike Shimshack   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer
Kyle Ford   Engineer
Nathan Chapman   Composer,Producer
Luke Laird   Composer
P.J. Fenech   Engineer
Nir "Z" Zidkyahu   Engineer

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Achin' and Shakin' 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it was not what i expected (and i was pleasantly ) surprised not what you might consider country music. her first single was funny and her second was surprisingly emotional
EveeYW More than 1 year ago
I am a African woman and I love this CD, it's for everyone!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago