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Big Shiny Cars
     

Big Shiny Cars

by Pinmonkey
 
The addition of guitarist Mike McAdam (an original Duke for Steve Earle) helps round out a sound that's been a big enough movement in traditional country music for its fans to merit a unique moniker -- "Pinmonkey Junkies." Those junkies have enjoyed the band's feel-good blend of bluegrass,

Overview

The addition of guitarist Mike McAdam (an original Duke for Steve Earle) helps round out a sound that's been a big enough movement in traditional country music for its fans to merit a unique moniker -- "Pinmonkey Junkies." Those junkies have enjoyed the band's feel-good blend of bluegrass, Eagles-inspired Cali-rock, and down to earth country over the course of two albums; a hit single ("Barbed Wire and Roses," which did well on the Billboard country singles chart and also the Americana market); and tours with Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, and Lee Ann Womack. The raw and plaintive, soul-searching title track is probably the deepest emotional moment, and gentle turns like "Coldest Fire in Town" bring to mind the best simple-strumming Eagles and Poco tunes of the late '70s. The Pinmonkeys, however, are mostly about having fun, speaking their mind, and even discussing their troubles over danceable, twangy grooves, as they do on "Train Don't Run by Here No More," Dolly Parton's brilliant refusal to stay "Down," and the gospel-fired "Can't Have a Hand on Me." Holding things together no matter the vibe and tempo and wringing every last emotion out of the tunes is frontman Michael Reynolds, whose high-toned emotional voice stands out among modern country rockers but may remind folks of the brilliant Timothy B. Schmidt.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/07/2006
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0094634897723
catalogNumber:
48977
Rank:
271087

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pinmonkey   Primary Artist
Steven King   Keyboards
Rusty Young   Steel Guitar
Mark Bright   Acoustic Guitar,Mandolin
Fats Kaplin   Steel Guitar
Eric Holt   Keyboards
Michael Jeffers   Bass,Background Vocals
Chad Jeffers   Banjo,Dobro,Guitar,Background Vocals
Elizabeth Cook   Vocals
Michael Reynolds   Vocals,Background Vocals,Gut String Guitar
Michael Jeffers   Background Vocals
Mike Crouch   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Matraca Berg   Composer
Dolly Parton   Composer
Kieran Kane   Composer
Kevin Beamish   Producer,overdub engineer
Duane Jarvis   Composer
Sean Locke   Composer
Bruce Robison   Composer
Joy Lynn White   Composer
Mark Bright   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Montana   Composer
Connie Gage   Art Direction
Gary Harrison   Composer
John Saylor   Engineer
Davis Raines   Composer
Chad Jeffers   Composer,Producer,overdub engineer
Carter Wood   Composer
Rachel Thibodeau   Composer
Michael Reynolds   Composer

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