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Goodbye Normal Street
     

Goodbye Normal Street

by Turnpike Troubadours
 

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On the cusp of breaking out of the Oklahoma/Texas corridor, Turnpike Troubadours have turned inward, hunkering down and honing their hard country on Goodbye Normal Street. Where their 2010 album Diamonds & Gasoline was anchored on several songs with a rock & roll bent -- including a stomping cover of

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On the cusp of breaking out of the Oklahoma/Texas corridor, Turnpike Troubadours have turned inward, hunkering down and honing their hard country on Goodbye Normal Street. Where their 2010 album Diamonds & Gasoline was anchored on several songs with a rock & roll bent -- including a stomping cover of John Hartford's "Long Hot Summer Days" -- Goodbye Normal Street gets into the dust and dirt of Texan country, the songs of Evan Felker often recalling those of Steve Earle or Townes Van Zandt. The Troubadours have a relaxed, broken-in virtuosity -- they're as comfortable kicking up the dirt on "Before the Devil Knows We're Dead" as they are laying back with a summery groove on "Southeastern Son," jerking out tears on the sad "Gone, Gone, Gone," or rocking & rolling a Cajun-inspired groove on "Quit While I'm Ahead" -- and this road-tested musicality perfectly suits the sturdiness of Felker's songs, which never have a wasted word or melodic line. This understated nature can mean that Goodbye Normal Street doesn't grab hold upon its first listen but it is, as they say, a grower, the kind of record that slowly reveals its depths and eventually seems like an album that you've always known by heart.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/08/2012
Label:
Bossier City Records
UPC:
0794504675320
catalogNumber:
467532
Rank:
6124

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Performance Credits

Turnpike Troubadours   Primary Artist
John Fullbright   Accordion,Vocals
Giovanni Carnuccio   Drums
Ryan Engleman   Acoustic Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar,Electric Guitar,Baritone
R.C. Edwards   Bass,Vocals
Kyle Nix   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals
Evan Felker   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Harmonica,Vocals
Thomas Trapp   Acoustic Guitar
Jamie Wilson   Vocals
Gabe Pearson   Percussion,Drums,Vocals

Technical Credits

Wes Sharon   Producer
Turnpike Troubadours   Producer
Thom Self   Layout
R.C. Edwards   Composer
Evan Felker   Composer
Missy Whitfield   Band Photo
Jamie Wilson   Composer

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