The superb band, Dirt Track Racer are back with their excellent latest album, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’. Released on Twilight Tango Records, this 12 track release is a must-hear this February.
A feat in excellent musicianship, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ is simply stunning. We loved the Latin feel to the title track, the Americana groove to ‘The Name She Gave’ and the excellent country Blues standard, ‘He’s In The Jailhouse Now’.
Hailing from Southeastern, Pennsylvania, Dirt Track Racer are comprised of band members; Geoff Hansplant, Paul Deck, Julie Myers and Nick Terramani. Together they create magic. They are a group of musicians who are excellent in their respective fields and who know each other’s playing inside out. Dirt Track Racer say, “If there is an identifiable theme to the album, it might best be described as that of loss, or the imminence of loss.” That is what makes this record so special, it is relatable to all.
Dirt Track Racer fuse Roots Rock with Folk, Blues, jazz and Latin percussion. ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ follows the 2014 album, ‘Kick Off Your Muddy Boots’ which peaked at #4 on the National Roots Music Report Charts. A single from the album, ‘Bucket Full of Rain’, spent two weeks at #2 in the country charts. After hearing, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ we are sure it will surpass the heights of previous releases.
The band cite their influences as Arlo Guthrie, George Harrison, John Hiatt, Chris Smither, Justin Hayward, and Richard Thompson. This gives an indication of the vibe of ‘Something’s Gotta Give’, but make no mistake; Dirt Track Racer make a sound all of their own.
Make sure you check out, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ this week, along with Dirt Track Racer’s previous releases, you will not be disappointed!
FVMusicBlog February 2020
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