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slippyknees
08-18-2012, 04:32 PM
okay, you're gonna have to deal with a ridiculous amount of commercials but it's worth it.

click to the last white bar in the timeline player.

they're all playing casinos too! awesome. makes me wish i didn't just sell mine to tgp's black squirrel - damn!

anyways, enjoy.

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/wednesday-august-15-2012/1413531/

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-18-2012, 04:37 PM
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1787083792001?bckey=AQ~~,AAAAABRLZgA~,GTTTK4m pWuoz6XUq2l-Nq1FAfvhKuD9V&bctid=1789801376001

Link to just the song :) Courtesy of dwights facebook. So looking forward to this album. I want one of those red dwight casinos so bad!

slippyknees
08-18-2012, 04:42 PM
you da man! thanks for the link. it was brutal dealing w/nbc's site.

i JUST sold my casino a few weeks ago. had it for years, peerless factory....i'm a dope and this video just confirmed that! ha

fetchmybeer
08-18-2012, 04:45 PM
Solid tune. Doesn't sound like that corporate country crap and rocks just enough to pique my interest.

halorealm7
08-18-2012, 04:45 PM
That's good stuff.

62Tele
08-18-2012, 04:50 PM
Dwight's the best, one of the few real deal country guys in my book.

RobertMiller
08-18-2012, 05:29 PM
HELL yeah! It's about time........

greyhound
08-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Sounds great, looking forward to the album.

lumco
08-18-2012, 05:47 PM
Sounds great and looking forward to the album..Always a big DY fan. Still miss Pete in the band though,, some low down Tele hooks would sound awesome in that song.IMHO

27sauce
08-18-2012, 06:00 PM
If dwight farted on a record(he basically has on a couple) I'd buy it. He is my favorite songwriter ever, but man, he's got to lose that bargain bin band. A far cry from that great late '80's- early '00;s band. They were fantastic. Pete,Scott,Jim,Taras,Skip, and later Gary Morse. One of the best country bands ever, IMO. This current group is weak IMO, no fiddle for the past ten years?!?!?

Thats not Eddie BTW.

fetchmybeer
08-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Whenever I see Dwight, I always think about getting a hearse for some reason...and French fried potaters, mmm hmmm.

BuddyGuit
08-18-2012, 06:26 PM
I like Dwight

Satchmo
08-18-2012, 06:30 PM
A far cry from that great late '80's- early '00;s band. They were fantastic. Pete,Scott,Jim,Taras,Skip, and later Gary Morse. One of the best country bands ever, IMO. This current group is weak IMO, no fiddle for the past ten years?!?!?

Agree. Other than Dwight's voice, it sounds like a run of the mill '60s pop/rock band. Probably not the fault of the individual players though. That's likely the "sound" that Dwight is going for.

'70 RS
08-18-2012, 06:37 PM
Probably not the fault of the individual players though. That's likely the "sound" that Dwight is going for.

I think you nailed it:


Yoakam’s latest Warner Bros. album, 3 Pears, exemplifies his ability to incorporate multiple, competing influences into a piece of cohesive art. It balances his country core with a fiercely independent embrace of rock, Americana, pop and soul. It blends Yoakam’s respect for his musical predecessors with the collaborative assistance of modern singer/songwriter Beck, who co-produced two tracks, and current rocker Kid Rock, who co-wrote the hooky opener, “Take Hold Of My Hand.” But most importantly, 3 Pears builds on his trademark edginess with a notable, growing positivity.

“The music just kind of dropped in, in that way,” Yoakam reflects. “Music is a bit of a mystery. Like all emotions are. And I think maybe it was something I needed to express and to share with the world at large, something positive when all of us are kind of carrying around this collective, emotional weight.”

Produced by Yoakam, 3 Pears demonstrates that spirit, coalescing around buzzing guitars and vulnerable ballads as he explores the emotional extremes of his musical persona, all delivered with a revealing honesty. “Heart Like Mine“ puts a country garage-band spin on a classic pop/rock melody, while “Dim Lights“, “Thick Smoke (And Loud, Loud Music)“ – written by Joe and Rose Lee Maphis and closely associated with the Flying Burrito Brothers – is thrashing, 21st-century cowpunk. “Waterfall“ takes an unusual, dreamy stab at embracing intimacy, and “Long Way To Go“ – presented first as a gently chugging lope and later reprised as a stark piano/vocal performance – elegantly refines the concept of personal commitment. “Trying“ surrounds an ultra-sensitive vocal performance with a ragged, soulful production.

The witty title track, which opened the flood gates to Yoakam’s creativity, was inspired by George Harrison: Living in the Material World, the Martin Scorsese-directed film bio. One scene found John Lennon horsing around in three pairs of glasses, and Yoakam was immediately struck by the late Beatle’s mix of zaniness and serious intent.
“I got to thinking about innocence and happiness,“ Yoakam says. “There’s a certain nonsensical element to the song, but it was through that that I turned a corner. It allowed me to express some true, deeper feeling.“

Steve73
08-18-2012, 07:06 PM
I just saw Dwight about 2 weeks ago and he sounded great, as well as his band.

27sauce
08-19-2012, 09:39 AM
Agree. Other than Dwight's voice, it sounds like a run of the mill '60s pop/rock band. Probably not the fault of the individual players though. That's likely the "sound" that Dwight is going for.

Yeah, thats a lot of it, but its been a revolving door of musicians since he got rid of Pete. I like the drummer, who's been the constant, but they just sound thrown together. I loved Blame the Vain, but the first time I heard the Buck album all the way through I couldn't help but think of how badass it would have been if Pete had done it. The steel player on that album shouldn't be allowed near a steel guitar again.

I think I like this new guitar player better than Eddie.

roknfnrol
08-19-2012, 09:59 AM
Haha, I thought it was Eddie Perez with a haircut.

ontariomaximus
08-19-2012, 10:16 AM
It's funny I could never like DY after Slingblade. Even though I KNOW he was acting! He was TOO good in that role.

Gas-man
08-19-2012, 10:23 AM
Big Dwight fan, but that song didn't go anywhere.

slogger
08-19-2012, 10:27 AM
Just checked his website for tour dates. Doesn't look as if he's planning on it.

erksin
08-19-2012, 10:43 AM
I love his 'Gone' record.

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HoboMan
08-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Just checked his website for tour dates. Doesn't look as if he's planning on it.

He's got some shows listed but not a lot: http://www.dwightyoakam.com/shows

CDaughtry
08-19-2012, 11:10 AM
What happened between him and Pete?

27sauce
08-19-2012, 11:23 AM
What happened between him and Pete?

He cancelled a tour in '02 to do a movie, but then went out with a new band instead, basically firing the old band as a result. There was a lawsuit... He lost a lot of money, among other things, on South of Heaven West of Hell, has had tax problems... I understand why he had to go discount, but the music has suffered, especially live. But I like how its spun, "intimate, stripped down, raw, back to basics". Yeah right.

gregsguitars
08-19-2012, 11:32 AM
Always liked Dwight's music and his "Bakersfield sound"...

jaimo
08-19-2012, 11:43 AM
He cancelled a tour in '02 to do a movie, but then went out with a new band instead, basically firing the old band as a result. There was a lawsuit... He lost a lot of money, among other things, on South of Heaven West of Hell, has had tax problems... I understand why he had to go discount, but the music has suffered, especially live. But I like how its spun, "intimate, stripped down, raw, back to basics". Yeah right.Explains the rock poser on the front line, then. How do you strike that kind of pose doing 3 chords? LOL
Love Dwight, but it's all crap without a telecaster involved. imo

Cornbread
08-19-2012, 12:38 PM
Big Dwight fan,

:agree

but that song didn't go anywhere.

:agree

Gas-man
08-19-2012, 12:47 PM
He cancelled a tour in '02 to do a movie, but then went out with a new band instead, basically firing the old band as a result. There was a lawsuit... He lost a lot of money, among other things, on South of Heaven West of Hell, has had tax problems... I understand why he had to go discount, but the music has suffered, especially live. But I like how its spun, "intimate, stripped down, raw, back to basics". Yeah right.


Yeah, he backed out of a tour that Pete and the guys were planning on doing, thus costing them quite a bit of dough--thus the lawsuit.

At that point the killer rhythm section of Jim Christie and Taras P went with Lucinda Williams if memory serves. Glad I got to see the original band when I did.

Dwight lost his ass on SOHWOH--apparently had to borrow $ from Buck, who was a very savvy businessman.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-19-2012, 01:11 PM
Yeah, he backed out of a tour that Pete and the guys were planning on doing, thus costing them quite a bit of dough--thus the lawsuit.

At that point the killer rhythm section of Jim Christie and Taras P went with Lucinda Williams if memory serves. Glad I got to see the original band when I did.

Dwight lost his ass on SOHWOH--apparently had to borrow $ from Buck, who was a very savvy businessman.

Pretty mediocre movie but great soundtrack album. And like all here... I wish pete still played with him

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Here's a great obscure honky tonk tune from his last album with pete! One of my faves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK2wxdPiwHg

tapehead
08-19-2012, 02:26 PM
It's funny I could never like DY after Slingblade. Even though I KNOW he was acting! He was TOO good in that role.

The mark of an outstanding actor; making you hate their character without hating the performance. And that aint even his main gig:omg

Big Dwight fan, but that song didn't go anywhere.

:agree

fjblair
08-19-2012, 02:40 PM
I liked the song but the rocker wannabe looked way out of place.

27sauce
08-19-2012, 02:49 PM
rocker wannabe sounds pretty good on this one. I'm might have to do a little lick liftin'.
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Hunterdog
08-19-2012, 02:54 PM
Big Dwight fan, but that song didn't go anywhere.


Not to my taste, either.

twanguru
08-19-2012, 04:57 PM
How do you strike that kind of pose doing 3 chords? LOL

Keith Richards and Pete Townshend and Joe Perry taught him?

'70 RS
08-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Keith Richards and Pete Townshend and Joe Perry taught him?


Yeah, I didn't quite get that one either.
Isn't 3 chords kind of a pre-requisite for striking poses?

Ephi82
08-19-2012, 05:37 PM
Dwights pretty darn cool in my book. Love his songs and singing....Thousand Miles From Nowhere.......

Love seeing Casinos. Go back and check out some Steve Earle stuff after he got out of then big house. He used Casinos quite a bit. Very expressive instrument for those who dont live to shred!

I agree that some Pete Anderson Tele would have been tasty, but not the vibe they were looking for and sometimes you just ant go back. If Dwight is rebuilding, all the best wishes! Come to S FL!

slippyknees
08-19-2012, 05:38 PM
wow, you guys are pretty harsh about some of this stuff. i admit i'm not a die-hard dwight fan but i know how that goes when folks you dig change a bit.

but

can't we at least agree, tele or no, pete anderson or no.....that that performance - even with the "rock guy" - SMOKES 99%, no i'm gonna do it, haha....100%!!! of the "country" that's out right now?! please, point me in the direction of a band that sounds as good and has that cool of a tune.

i mean it! haha

slippyknees
08-19-2012, 05:41 PM
rocker wannabe sounds pretty good on this one. I'm might have to do a little lick liftin'.
WPnIk4xmDfc

guys, come on. if this dude is in dwight's band.....he can play. i'm pretty sure he could hire just about anyone he wants to play with him, no? i agree w/27sauce here.

as a younger (okay, mid 30s) guys hustling to pay the bills w/my guitar, cut the guy some slack. here's a dude who got a big break. i for one am totally happy for him - living the dream....

clapointe1
08-19-2012, 06:44 PM
I miss Pete Anderson guitar playing and Eddie Perez is a good guitar player but lacked Pete's fire ! Looking forward to Eugene Edwards playing !

lspaulsp
08-19-2012, 06:56 PM
Sounds like he did in 80' GREAT!

VaughnC
08-19-2012, 08:40 PM
Most country music sounds corny to me...but I kinda like the Dwight and Pete approach. With Pete, you're never quite sure what's coming. When I hear a solo, it always made me wonder where his unpredictable licks came from...and I thought they were integral to Dwight's sound. Too bad things went down the way they did...I thought they had something special.

TB72
08-19-2012, 08:47 PM
What happened between him and Pete?

I asked that very question to Skip Edwards (keyboard player) when I bumped into him awhile back.

In his words, "THAT...was a messy divorce. And a shame." I must agree. They definitely had a good musical chemistry.

I like the new tune, with that '60's Brit-pop vibe.

Steve73
08-19-2012, 09:07 PM
rocker wannabe sounds pretty good on this one. I'm might have to do a little lick liftin'.
WPnIk4xmDfc

This is the guy who was playing with him a couple weeks ago. Most of the signature Pete solos he played pretty close to the originals but when he stretched out, he sounded great.

27sauce
08-19-2012, 09:08 PM
Most country music sounds corny to me...but I kinda like the Dwight and Pete approach. With Pete, you're never quite sure what's coming. When I hear a solo, it always made me wonder where his unpredictable licks came from...and I thought they were integral to Dwight's sound. Too bad things went down the way they did...I thought they had something special.

Yeah, its like on this song. So out of left field, for a I IV V tune. The song is called Thats Okay, BTW.
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JRC4558Dude
08-20-2012, 05:55 AM
I never knew that Dwight and Pete Anderson had such a messy "break up". Too bad, they made a GREAT team!

I worked in a country radio station in the late 90s, and Dwight's music was always a breath of fresh air compared to some of the watered-down "Young Country" crap we were playing at the time....

Gas-man
08-20-2012, 09:31 AM
Here's a great obscure honky tonk tune from his last album with pete! One of my faves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK2wxdPiwHg


That groove is just killer.

Whoever said only the blues guys could play shuffles behind the beat?

Pete's records with Dwight have such good feel.

And what a vocal! Thanks for bringing that one back.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-20-2012, 12:48 PM
That groove is just killer.

Whoever said only the blues guys could play shuffles behind the beat?

Pete's records with Dwight have such good feel.

And what a vocal! Thanks for bringing that one back.

Yes isn't it! That's exactly what I thought the first time I heard it! What a vocal and what a groove

jrsmiles
08-20-2012, 01:41 PM
Blame the Vain is one of my all time favorite records. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-20-2012, 02:41 PM
Blame the Vain is one of my all time favorite records. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Blame the vain is a brilliant song. One of my all time favorite yoakam tunes and last heart in line is one of his best ballads. IMO of course

EricatWillcutts
08-20-2012, 03:32 PM
Love Dwight.I saw him during a tour in the mid 80's with Eddie Shaver on guitar, just burnin'.I miss Pete, but thought Perez did a fine job.

dohootowl
08-21-2012, 12:42 PM
I was really digging the song, but then it was over. Could have used a bridge of some sort. It's definitely derivative of the Petty, Byrds variety in my opinion, but I'll listen to this over all the supposed "country" crap on the radio any day!

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-21-2012, 12:47 PM
I've been wondering if the album version is longer... with a solo or something. Cause thats exactly what I thought when I first heard it. to quote southpark... "and its gone its all gone"

GuitarPlaynTaylor
08-21-2012, 12:49 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-dwight-yoakam-teams-with-beck-for-a-heart-like-mine-20120821#]

Here's another new song. In the same vein as nothing but love

'70 RS
08-21-2012, 01:00 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-dwight-yoakam-teams-with-beck-for-a-heart-like-mine-20120821#]

Here's another new song. In the same vein as nothing but love

Mike Nesmith eat your heart out. ;)

halorealm7
08-21-2012, 01:10 PM
Mike Nesmith eat your heart out. ;)

Yep, first place my mind went.

gtrdave
08-21-2012, 01:35 PM
I've always liked Dwight's stuff.
Country enough to be country, but different enough to not be cookie-cutter.

'70 RS
08-21-2012, 01:55 PM
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/song-premiere-dwight-yoakam-teams-with-beck-for-a-heart-like-mine-20120821#]

Here's another new song. In the same vein as nothing but love

Mike Nesmith eat your heart out. ;)

Yep, first place my mind went.

I immediately thought of this one too:

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BTW, none of my comments are a knock on Dwight's new record. After reading what he & Beck were going for, I think they've done a pretty cool job of making a British Invasion via California Central Valley record.

therhodeo
08-22-2012, 02:23 PM
I loved Blame the Vain, but the first time I heard the Buck album all the way through I couldn't help but think of how badass it would have been if Pete had done it. The steel player on that album shouldn't be allowed near a steel guitar again.

Couldn't stand Eddies tone on that Buck album but did you hate so much about the steel playing?

27sauce
08-22-2012, 02:28 PM
Couldn't stand Eddies tone on that Buck album but did you hate so much about the steel playing?

It just sounded amateur-ish to me, or like the guy was playing at the peak of his abilities.

I agree about Eddie's tone. The whole thing sounds weird, dry, funky mix. I DO like the arrangements though, and the fact that they did each song in their original keys. I don't think Buck ever even did that live.

Dwight and Buck did a tour with Dwight's old band backing up Buck. I would love to hear that.

27sauce
08-22-2012, 02:33 PM
I wonder what ever happened between Dwight and Keith Gattis? I dug his work on Blame the Vain. I heard he was bad live, although I never saw him with Dwight. They must be cool, because he opened for Dwight in Austin a few years back.

Whoops! (2:16)
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therhodeo
08-22-2012, 03:33 PM
It just sounded amateur-ish to me, or like the guy was playing at the peak of his abilities.

I agree about Eddie's tone. The whole thing sounds weird, dry, funky mix. I DO like the arrangements though, and the fact that they did each song in their original keys. I don't think Buck ever even did that live.

Dwight and Buck did a tour with Dwight's old band backing up Buck. I would love to hear that.

I do know he was using an old fender psg to get the sound right so its possible that that wasn't in his comfort zone. LaGrange wasn't happy because they took a DI from his steel and used it some. Don't know what they did with Eddies guitar.

therhodeo
08-22-2012, 03:40 PM
I wonder what ever happened between Dwight and Keith Gattis? I dug his work on Blame the Vain. I heard he was bad live, although I never saw him with Dwight. They must be cool, because he opened for Dwight in Austin a few years back.

Whoops! (2:16)
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Hahaha thats good stuff.

clapointe1
08-22-2012, 07:38 PM
It just sounded amateur-ish to me, or like the guy was playing at the peak of his abilities.

I agree about Eddie's tone. The whole thing sounds weird, dry, funky mix. I DO like the arrangements though, and the fact that they did each song in their original keys. I don't think Buck ever even did that live.

Dwight and Buck did a tour with Dwight's old band backing up Buck. I would love to hear that.

I think Eddie's tone sucked real bad so it didn't help showcase his playing !

moredirt
08-24-2012, 11:04 AM
I'm a huge Pete fan and a bigger Dwight fan since I first saw him just before Gits and Cadillacs broke. I've seen Dwight with Eddy (Shaver), Pete, etc., but I gotta say, I like that tune and I think the band sounds great. Yeah, the guy's a poser, but Dwight's got an act too. The parts seem to fit pretty well to me, great harmonies, and a nice mix for a 3 guitar band. I also like that there's no guitar solo!

Thanks for posting this, I haven't listened to Dwight much lately but his early sound/records and songwriting were a big influence on me as I started learning guitar and writing songs.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
09-17-2012, 12:29 PM
Bump for three pears release date tomorrow! Pick it up!

weshunter
09-17-2012, 12:34 PM
that's great -- thanks for the link

ashamed to admit it but i don't own one single dwight yokam record -- where's the best place to start?

Jesus freak
09-17-2012, 12:41 PM
that's great -- thanks for the link

ashamed to admit it but i don't own one single dwight yokam record -- where's the best place to start?

"Just lookin' for a hit" is a great compilation of early stuff.

27sauce
09-17-2012, 12:56 PM
that's great -- thanks for the link

ashamed to admit it but i don't own one single dwight yokam record -- where's the best place to start?

The albums are in trilogies of similar sounding songs/styles. There's also usually a "dark" one.

From the 3 Pete era trilogies these are my favorites, which happen to be the dark ones.

Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Gone, I also really like If There Was A Way
A long Way Home, this is probably my favorite DY album of all.

traviswalk
09-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Dwight was terrific on the most recent Adam Carolla podcast, the guy gives a great interview.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
09-17-2012, 02:51 PM
You should get his "very best of dwight yoakam" theres something off of each one of his brilliant records. You'll eventually buy em all trust me ;)

27sauce
09-17-2012, 10:32 PM
Really diggin this new album, didnt think I would...

GuitarPlaynTaylor
09-17-2012, 11:14 PM
Really diggin this new album, didnt think I would...

I just got it from the mailbox and popped it in

bforest4
09-18-2012, 12:31 AM
He's playing Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in a few weeks in San Francisco which is the best and biggest free Music Festival around! I'm probably going to make the trip, should be cool!

toocommercial
09-18-2012, 07:30 AM
I loved Blame the Vain, but the first time I heard the Buck album all the way through I couldn't help but think of how badass it would have been if Pete had done it. The steel player on that album shouldn't be allowed near a steel guitar again.

The steel player is a good friend of mine, Josh Grange. Since that album he has gone on to tour with the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Robert Randolph, and K.D. Lang. I guess someone thinks he should be allowed near a steel guitar again.

Not that he needs me to defend him, but on the Buck tribute album they were going for an old-school, stripped back steel sound a la Ralph Mooney who's style was very rudimentary and bare. Nothing slick or polished about it. I think they captured that. And he used a stainless steel bar that I gave him. :)

27sauce
09-18-2012, 08:55 AM
The steel player is a good friend of mine, Josh Grange. Since that album he has gone on to tour with the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Robert Randolph, and K.D. Lang. I guess someone thinks he should be allowed near a steel guitar again.

Not that he needs me to defend him, but on the Buck tribute album they were going for an old-school, stripped back steel sound a la Ralph Mooney who's style was very rudimentary and bare. Nothing slick or polished about it. I think they captured that. And he used a stainless steel bar that I gave him. :)

right on.

I, personally was extremely disappointed, especially with an element as important as that. I mean, look at who preceded him. Tom Brumley(for crying out loud!), Gary Morse, and then Josh... It was just an unfortunate time in Dwights career for there to be a Buck tribute album.

If they were going for vibe, it sure had a lot of vibe...

toocommercial
09-18-2012, 09:21 AM
right on.

I, personally was extremely disappointed, especially with an element as important as that. I mean, look at who preceded him. Tom Brumley(for crying out loud!), Gary Morse, and then Josh... It was just an unfortunate time in Dwights career for there to be a Buck tribute album.

If they were going for vibe, it sure had a lot of vibe...

Dwight hired Josh as a multi-instrumentalist, so his job was to play keys and standard guitar as well as percussion and steel. The live vibe was cooking for that band when the Buck tribute album was happening, so Dwight just moved the live band into the studio.

I'm a pedal steel player, and we are typically harsh on each other critically. I have the record and I think Josh played great, especially for the style. The Fender 400 cable steel is not a precision instrument, and it comes across that way on most recordings. It does have a signature sound, though.

Anyway, we could argue all day about the merits of the steel parts on that record, but in the end it comes down to personal taste and opinion. Josh has played steel for some heavyweights in the business, and that usually counts for something. All good.

27sauce
09-18-2012, 09:25 AM
^^^All good bro.

GuitarPlaynTaylor
09-18-2012, 12:03 PM
Dwight hired Josh as a multi-instrumentalist, so his job was to play keys and standard guitar as well as percussion and steel. The live vibe was cooking for that band when the Buck tribute album was happening, so Dwight just moved the live band into the studio.

I'm a pedal steel player, and we are typically harsh on each other critically. I have the record and I think Josh played great, especially for the style. The Fender 400 cable steel is not a precision instrument, and it comes across that way on most recordings. It does have a signature sound, though.

Anyway, we could argue all day about the merits of the steel parts on that record, but in the end it comes down to personal taste and opinion. Josh has played steel for some heavyweights in the business, and that usually counts for something. All good.

I never found anything wrong with the steel on that album....

toocommercial
09-18-2012, 12:16 PM
Here is an example Josh's steel playing on Dwight Sings Buck:

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Ephi82
09-20-2012, 12:56 PM
This is better than Leno Check it out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=vzChx-3sqXk


I cant get the you tube window imbedded for some reason, but use the link You will likey

27sauce
09-20-2012, 01:02 PM
I like the Kid Rock song. Typing that felt strange.

Gas-man
09-20-2012, 04:10 PM
a la Ralph Mooney who's style was very rudimentary and bare.

Hmmm...

Dunno if I can agree with that assessment.

Stratobuc
09-20-2012, 06:28 PM
Big Dwight fan, but that song didn't go anywhere.


Same here.

Ben S.
09-20-2012, 06:35 PM
Didn't like it at all. Sorry. And I like Dwight.

toocommercial
09-20-2012, 07:16 PM
Hmmm...

Dunno if I can agree with that assessment.

Don't get me wrong; I didn't mean it wasn't ground-breaking and incredible. It was just primitive in the same way anything is musically when it's being pioneered.

I met the Moon in Dallas shortly before he died. It was a moment I'll never forget.

27sauce
09-21-2012, 09:04 AM
Here is an example Josh's steel playing on Dwight Sings Buck:

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This one sounds great if you haven't heard the original. You can't honestly tell me that middle solo is in tune!

He's good, he's obviously good enough. My point was that Dwight's band used to be comprised of members that were chosen for their skill/talent, regardless of price. Now its, "who can we get to cover the most ground for the least money", or totally out of convenience. Jonathan Clark, this his first gig playing bass! Do you think Dwight chose him because of his bass playing skills?

Hard act to follow. Killer steel, the tuning is spot on, and its live!
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Captain Midnite
09-21-2012, 11:16 AM
Wow, Josh really nailed Mooney and then some!

weshunter
09-21-2012, 11:27 AM
Hard act to follow. Killer steel, the tuning is spot on, and its live!
gdmypczect0

That steel does sound really great

toocommercial
09-21-2012, 10:33 PM
This one sounds great if you haven't heard the original. You can't honestly tell me that middle solo is in tune!

He's good, he's obviously good enough. My point was that Dwight's band used to be comprised of members that were chosen for their skill/talent, regardless of price. Now its, "who can we get to cover the most ground for the least money", or totally out of convenience. Jonathan Clark, this his first gig playing bass! Do you think Dwight chose him because of his bass playing skills?

Hard act to follow. Killer steel, the tuning is spot on, and its live!
gdmypczect0

Yes I'm with you here. That's Tom Brumley (RIP). Hard to beat. A legend with 40-plus years under his belt. And it shows. Not many of them out there anymore. And you're right: Dwight probably can't find, let alone afford, one of these legends in his traveling show.

Gas-man
09-22-2012, 04:46 AM
Jonathan Clark, this his first gig playing bass!


Seriously? Is he normally a guitar player or what's the story?

There's no good bass playing/harmony singing dudes in LA who wouldn't mind doing some nice gigs with Dee-wight?

Fwiw, that Excuse Me solo didn't sound out of tune to me.

sideman
09-22-2012, 05:02 AM
Killer steel there. Have been enjoying this thread. Not a country guy, but always liked Dwight. For those kind of new to this (and for those of us who can't get enough of it), here's a classic clip (over a million youtube hits) of Dwight playing one of his big 80s hits in front of a hot crowd. He displays his usual cool professionalism, playing with the band that many of us will always associate with him.
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marco polo
09-22-2012, 05:08 AM
Been a big fan of him since the 80's. Good to hear he his putting another album out.

toocommercial
09-22-2012, 07:17 AM
As a side note, his original piano player Skip Edwards as also a great steel player.

27sauce
09-22-2012, 08:33 AM
As a side note, his original piano player Skip Edwards as also a great steel player.

He is?!? Wow, I didn't know that.

Skip still occasionally plays with Dwight, and he played on ...Buck and Blame the Vain.

toocommercial
09-22-2012, 01:49 PM
He is?!? Wow, I didn't know that.

Skip still occasionally plays with Dwight, and he played on ...Buck and Blame the Vain.

Yes, Skip played steel with McGuinn, Clark and Hillman as well as lot of others. Do you know Skip? He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met.

27sauce
09-22-2012, 02:09 PM
Yes, Skip played steel with McGuinn, Clark and Hillman as well as lot of others. Do you know Skip? He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met.

Wow thats cool, I need to check that out.

I've met him on numerous occasions, but wouldn't say I know him. He was always very nice, I remember bonding with him over Korla Pandit.

I started working with Pete around '04, when the old band was already broken up, so they were a little before my time. Dwight doesn't really come up often, and when he does, Pete brings him up, if you know what I mean.

toocommercial
09-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Wow thats cool, I need to check that out.

I've met him on numerous occasions, but wouldn't say I know him. He was always very nice, I remember bonding with him over Korla Pandit.

I started working with Pete around '04, when the old band was already broken up, so they were a little before my time. Dwight doesn't really come up often, and when he does, Pete brings him up, if you know what I mean.

Wow, man, you work with Pete. That has to be really cool. He's an incredible player. And yes I get your drift about Dwight coming up in conversation.

I know Skip through the steel world actually. We've hung out a few times a the steel show in Dallas, and we correspond all the time. Skip worked at the Record Plant in the early '70s and has some jaw-dropping stories about George Harrison, John Lennon, Phil Spector, etc. He participated in an all-star jam there one night on Hammond, with both Lennon and Ringo in attendance.

Gas-man
09-23-2012, 07:54 AM
Btw, Palladia has a "Behind the scenes" of the recording of Dwight's new album...watching it right now.

Dwight has a killer Corvette--apparently that is where he listens to his mixes!

HardPuncher56
09-23-2012, 07:15 PM
okay, you're gonna have to deal with a ridiculous amount of commercials but it's worth it.

click to the last white bar in the timeline player.

they're all playing casinos too! awesome. makes me wish i didn't just sell mine to tgp's black squirrel - damn!

anyways, enjoy.

http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/wednesday-august-15-2012/1413531/

The Casino sounds great through the Vox, but what really makes the song work are the vocals, particularly the vocals the bass player sings, imho!

evildik
09-23-2012, 07:49 PM
Not a fan of most new country artists, but that does sound pretty good.

Papajuice
09-23-2012, 09:00 PM
Got to get me a Nudie Suit.

jota
09-24-2012, 06:13 AM
Funny that it's not Dwight's using his signature Casino but his guitar player!

27sauce
09-24-2012, 09:23 AM
Wow, man, you work with Pete. That has to be really cool. He's an incredible player. And yes I get your drift about Dwight coming up in conversation.

I know Skip through the steel world actually. We've hung out a few times a the steel show in Dallas, and we correspond all the time. Skip worked at the Record Plant in the early '70s and has some jaw-dropping stories about George Harrison, John Lennon, Phil Spector, etc. He participated in an all-star jam there one night on Hammond, with both Lennon and Ringo in attendance.

Yeah, Pete is a total character, unlike anyone I've ever met. He's on tour, go see him and chat him up, you will be entertained.

My band cut an album at his studio in '04, produced by his head engineer and executive produced by him. He and I hit it off, he asked me to play bass on an upcoming tour, but I had to pass so we could finish our record. Ever since then I've helped him out on some recording stuff, like if there is someone in TX that he needs recorded (overdub/solos), I'll just do it here rather than send them out there.

BadCat
09-25-2012, 09:20 AM
Dwight is on Letterman this Friday.

'70 RS
10-08-2012, 12:30 PM
Hell of a set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass yesterday.
Even after he sliced his finger open.

Ulysses
10-08-2012, 01:16 PM
Fwiw, that Excuse Me solo didn't sound out of tune to me.

That solo thrilled me... I'll take the feel of that solo over Brumley's pitch on Sad Side any day. Cool thread...just saw this.

UMT
10-08-2012, 03:11 PM
I like Dwight. I have a friend who fly's private jet planes and he's flew Dwight several times. Says to talk to him, you'ld never believe he could sing.

I don't think much of this tune... I love Dwight, I just don't thing this song is a hit.


UMT

Glowing Tubes
10-08-2012, 04:58 PM
Hell of a set at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass yesterday.
Even after he sliced his finger open.

Yeah, some colorful language there too.. Funny.

'70 RS
10-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah, some colorful language there too.. Funny.


Yup.
Who else did you see over the weekend?

Glowing Tubes
10-08-2012, 05:42 PM
Only made Sunday this year due to a new job. :(
Felt the lineups were not as good as last year. Sorry I missed the civil wars.
Mostly hopped around this year.

'70 RS
10-08-2012, 05:54 PM
Only made Sunday this year due to a new job. :(
Felt the lineups were not as good as last year. Sorry I missed the civil wars.
Mostly hopped around this year.

We hit all three days.
Caught all or part of:

Chuck Prophet
Beachwood Sparks
Chris Carrabba
Chuck Mead & Grassy Knoll Boys
Patterson Hood
Jon Langford w/The Sadies
Reignwolf
Elvis Costello
Conor Oberst
Go To Hell Man Clan w/The Wronglers/Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Trishas
World Famous Headliners w/Big Al Anderson
Justin Townes Earle
Reckless Kelly
Dave Alvin
The Lumineers
Cowboy Junkies
Lucero
Giant Giant Sand
The Milk Carton Kids
The Knitters
Tribute to Doug Sahm w/Jimmie Vaughan, Dave Alvin, Boz Scaggs....
Dwight Yoakam

I wanted to stick around for Jonny Two Bags and pop into Civil Wars for a bit, but we were pretty spent at that point.

Glowing Tubes
10-08-2012, 06:44 PM
Wow, you were busy. Love HSBGF. Looking forward to next year.

'70 RS
10-08-2012, 06:58 PM
Wow, you were busy. Love HSBGF. Looking forward to next year.

Yeah, we've got a system down:

Check out the 'one off/special appearance bands'.
See at least one of the regulars that is there every year.
See someone we know absolutely nothing about.

After that, we just fill in the gaps.

We've figured out exactly what time to leave the house to get parking right at the road closure, take two vehicles so if the family starts getting tired (we take our 4 kids every year), we can break off and let whoever wants to stay stay, and the rest leave.

It really is an incredible gift we get to take part in every year.

Glowing Tubes
10-08-2012, 08:25 PM
It really is. The best shows I've been to, great crowd too.
I'm always a mess trying to park and who to see, still kind of new to the area actually.
Thinking about taking my 6 year old daughter next year. Could use your advice. Keep me in mind.

Strat335
10-08-2012, 08:50 PM
Buenos Noches From a Lonely Room was a masterpiece, I thought.
Don't care for this new song, but that's just me, I appreciate his artistry.

'70 RS
10-08-2012, 08:53 PM
Thinking about taking my 6 year old daughter next year. Could use your advice. Keep me in mind.

Absolutely.
We've been taking the kids since the youngest were 5yrs old.

It's such a great thing to expose them to, they just bring frisbees and footballs now, meet other kids and play on the lawn with the music as a backdrop.

I think about how lucky they are to be exposed to all of this at such a young age, and being able to grow up as if it's what's to be expected. Half a million people having a great time, smiling, helping, and searching out new music. What's better than that?

We made sure to bring them to Hazel Dickens' set on what turned out to be her last year. We wanted them to understand the roots of the festival, who she was, and how our local billionaire made such a deep connection to a West Virginia daughter of coal miners. We are so glad they will have that memory.