Down In Dixie

"Down In Dixie"  is an autobiographical account of a simple, southern upbringing that produces a man who's not afraid to test the boundaries, knows what he likes, proud of who is and is honest, hard-working and good to the core.  It's country meets southern rock!  And that's never bad.

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean

"Lonesome, On'ry and Mean," (made famous by Waylon Jennings and could arguably be described as starting the Outlaw Movement) was written by Steve Young, another Newnan, Georgia, born songwriter.  He is also more well known for his Eagles hit, "Seven Bridges Road."  This is the first cover song I ever recorded and probably one of my favorite songs of all time.  The last verse in this cut was added by me because the band got carried away and played an extra 2 whole minutes on the recording!  I didn't want to edit out their incredible playing, so I just wrote another verse to the song after getting the blessing from Steve.  I hope you'll enjoy it.

Daddy's Truck is here! Listen up!

 If you grew up in the South (and probably a lot of other places), chances are your Daddy drove a truck.  As a small kid in a big world, whether it was actually a "Monster Truck" (as my kids refer to mine) or a simple trash hauler, it seemed big...and riding up high made you feel real tough.  I guess I never grew up...

Daddy's Truck is a song about a man's vision of that truck throughout a lifetime.  Automobiles (boats, planes, trucks, motorcycles, etc) to me have always simbolized different stages of life, probably because they are our most expensive possessions aside of the home, and we do spend alot of time in them.  It's not really the hunk of metal with the incredibly sexy exhaust (for most people), but the relationships that surround them.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it.

Summertime

"Summertime" is a song celebrating being outdoors with the folks we care about.  It's how I grew up doin' it and still am.  This gritty ditty is all about grillin', chillin'  and easy livin'.  "It don't cost much and it sho' is fine, like a big watermelon hangin' on the vine." Big City

 

Better Half

This song was written/recorded recently for my 10 year wedding anniversary.  My wife is a big 80s Rock fan (when I say big, I mean she's not big, but a big fan of 80s Rock).  The song was actually gonna be a full-on, backwards skate "Monster Ballard" that would steam up any IROC-Z, but....when we cut the work tape, it got slower and more sentimental.  And once we got in the studio, it got even "prettier."  I"m sure this version is much better, but that's the behind the music story.  Hope you can hug somebody to it.  
 

Sky Trucker