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I'm never ready for what I get. I see those 3 names; and get excited. Maybe consider recording something really sub-par to have us know you are human. You ARE human, right?

Ok. Once again, I was a bit blind sided. "Gritty Grove" has graced the forums. It's. Just. Right. There! Everything is working together so well together. Of course, Peter sprinkling it his awesome sauce takes it to the next level! Great job.

If I'm looking for the weak link in all of this, it's MY inability to formulate a way to say this is a great song! The production, arrangement, lyric, delivery, mastering...and of course, album art! I love that you include this. That really ads to the authenticity of it for me.

Ok, I thought of 1...so you know I'm not just blowing sunshine. The very first part of the song sounded slightly chopped. I'm talking the second you press "play." It's so subtle that I am questioning if that's just my computer. I didn't have time to read all of the comments, so if I'm the only one that hears that. It's on me.

Now,the vocal comparisons that have been given say A LOT...and rightfully so. I actually see this being to pitched to Sheryl Crow as well. Great comparisons for a reason.

Really great job. Truly a pleasure to listen to!


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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Janice,Bud & Peter, this is a song that is true to form of the Lucinda Americana genre. Just enough dirt in the production to produce authenticity. The vocal and harmony are rich and expressive and deliver the fine lyric with ease. The guitars have just enough hair on them to put the gravel into the bed. Great drum sound. Really nicely done by all three in your respective roles. Another one in a long line of great ones, Tom


Thank you Tom. You know the genre we were attempting and it is very cool for you to say we achieved it!

And you mentioned all of the things we were hoping to achieve.

Made our day!!!

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Janice, Bud & Peter.

Three Simple Words... A Great Band.

There is simply NOTHING out of place. This is like listening to the best of the music we grew up with. There should be vinyl of this somewhere. In all of our record collections (even if they ARE sitting in the closet...waiting to be rediscovered).

Peter's guitar is so good it "just fits". You don't even think about it. And the rest of the BAND sounds like the seasoned pros they are.

One of Janice's all-time great vocals. Brings to mind the great Soulful Pop vocalists... Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Coolidge... and the harmonies are just as good... Sweet.

Exquisite mix.

Can't even tell you how many times I've listened just now. I just keep going back and cuing it back up...

Awesome. Great Music.

fj

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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Fun rhythm to the lyrics, excellent singing, clear production.

only three simple words such a lovely lie

Great lyric. smile


Thanks David. We appreciate that very much.

Be safe.

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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Listened a while back but didn't have time to leave a full review.

I really like this, quite a bit different than what I've come to expect from you guys.

Really good writing Bud! Strong opening:

"I was drawn to you like a moth to a flame
only to become but a pawn in your game"

Nice! And then:

"A few short months your veneer ran thin
you have no heart beneath your skin"

Excellent guitar from Peter, I really like the dual guitar approach he has used recently, very effective.

Mix is superb, you always get the drums perfect, but everything sounds great.

And of course Janice always shines through! One of my favorite female vocalists, period.

Great stuff guys, really enjoyed smile Loved the ending!


Dave, thanks big time. Your review goes a LONG way toward offering us validity regarding our production attempts. It means a lot. Thanks for mentioning the lyric also...I'll never write like Lucinda but I am strongly influenced by our 20+ years of listening to her. And, man, did you ever put
a big smile on Janice's face with your vocal comment!

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Originally Posted By: rayc
This song fits the ensemble like a new skin.
The denouement is perfect too.
Everything swings with a little friction to make dust with the grit.
I enjoyed every moment of this.
yet again - top class.


Thanks Ray. Your descriptions and word choices are priceless! And appreciated.

J&B


Originally Posted By: Tano Music
Loved it all, great production/performance, so professional, lyrics ++, overall very, very nice, and a completely enjoyable listen!


Thanks!

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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Top shelf again, Janice,Bud & Peter!
Has to be played loud to feel those guitars chopping and grating and to notice the fine production details... the doubled vocal sitting just where it should.
I like LW`s dark ballads more than her rockier songs; Janice has a playfulness in her voice here that suits the lyrics well (bet no one ever said Lucinda sounded playful!).

Robert


Thanks Robert. It's cool you are familiar with Lucinda and we're glad the production worked for you.
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BTW, if you haven't and get a chance check out "Righteously" by Lucinda. Quite playful smile

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Janice, Bud, and Peter,

Great song and production. The guitars are a perfect balance to the vocals.

SD

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Originally Posted By: Frankp
Right down my alley, love this bluesy Americana vibe. Awesome lyrics and performances, especially the vocals and even more so the vocal harmonies. And great job by Peter on guitar.

Doubled snare, doubled cymbal? No idea how that's done... you can isolate individual drum elements in BIAB?


Thanks for the kind words Frank. I answered your drum question in a response we made earlier to one of your posts. If you have any questions PM me.

We are glad you liked the song and especially appreciate the mention of the Americana vibe.

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Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
I know the name but I don't know Ludinda Willams' music, BUT, this is AWESOME!!!! A complete class production all the way!!! EVERYTHING sounds GREAT!!! Take care. Greg


Thanks Greg!

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I've listened to this several times - it is just plain good!

The vocalist, guitarist, and engineer should all take a bow.





p.s. Thanks for posting the 'tech stuff.'

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Originally Posted By: jptjptjpt
I listened to this one a few weeks ago I though but I must not have written my comments. frown I too love Lucinda (I thought I said) and this evokes that style well (I thought I said). Nice vocals (I thought I said). I always enjoy Peter's guitar work (I thought I said). Great stories in lyrics (hard to do, I thought I said). Nice arrangement too (I thought I said). Well done everyone! (I thought I said.) smile


Hahaha! Thanks for the kind words and glad you both like Lucinda and feel like we captured some of that vibe.

J&B


Originally Posted By: animarorecords
Janice,Bud & Peter,

The breath of the three people fits perfectly.
The collaboration of these three people has become more and more wonderful.
Great vocals and a good match of high sense guitars.
A very clear mix.
All are top notch.
Enjoyed my listen a lot.

Best regards.

Shigeki Adachi


Thank you Shigeki. It’s always good to hear from you and we appreciate your support.

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Originally Posted By: ROG
Hi J&B + Peter,

A darker sound than your usual style and the lead vocal pitched a little
lower this time, I think, which gave Janice's voice a wonderful quality.
For me this was what turned a great track into a fabulous one.

But not to detract from Peter's superb blues guitar, or the clever writing
and arrangement - all simply first class.

And another super mix from Bud, to complete a thoroughly professional package.

One of your very best.

ROG.


Thanks a bunch Rog. I (Bud) have encouraged Janice, with some success smile ) to explore
that contralto part of her range. Very glad you liked it! And we appreciate all your comments
on the song.

J&B

Originally Posted By: Deej56
J&B and Peter,


Another excellent collaboration . . . I don’t think I can add to the many superlatives above, . . . so I’ll simply say I loved the listen, every drop of it . . and that ain’t no lie. :-)

My best to each of you,

Deej


Originally Posted By: David Snyder

This sounds great y'all. Excellent production!


Originally Posted By: musician17
Loved it! Rugged and beautiful. Loved the surprise ending!


Thanks y'all for the time to listen and comment.
It's appreciated!

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Hi guys,

I had to go look up the meaning of Americana to be sure I was on track with my comments.

When I listened to the song it was instantly recognizable. But why? What did it remind me of? And could those people be categorized as Americana?

The first person that came to mind was Lyle Lovett then I though yes Townes Van Zandt would write stuff like that. You guys said you like Lucinda Williams...I not sure I know her, perhaps that was because my first wife's name was Lucinda...lol

Nanci Griffith falls into that genera and so does Willie Nelson.

What you guys do is truly authentic Americana and really good stuff on top of that.

When I was young there we a couple of places in Houston Texas where I lived that many of the musicians like Lyle and Willie played at. Anderson Fair has become world famous. I use to go to Sand Mountain and Willie Nelson, David Allen Coe, Lyle Lovett and many other of today's household names would show up to play and we got to play with them and for sure drink with them. They were just people we knew in the same way we know Janice & Bud...just friends we liked who play and sang really cool music.

We are really lucky you have you guys around here!!

Cheers,

Billy

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What everyone else said!

You posted this on 8/19. I don't know how I missed it.

This is my new favorite song of yours.

All elements in this piece click together to make something special.

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Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
I'm never ready for what I get. I see those 3 names; and get excited. Maybe consider recording something really sub-par to have us know you are human. You ARE human, right?

Ok. Once again, I was a bit blind sided. "Gritty Grove" has graced the forums. It's. Just. Right. There! Everything is working together so well together. Of course, Peter sprinkling it his awesome sauce takes it to the next level! Great job.

If I'm looking for the weak link in all of this, it's MY inability to formulate a way to say this is a great song! The production, arrangement, lyric, delivery, mastering...and of course, album art! I love that you include this. That really ads to the authenticity of it for me.

Ok, I thought of 1...so you know I'm not just blowing sunshine. The very first part of the song sounded slightly chopped. I'm talking the second you press "play." It's so subtle that I am questioning if that's just my computer. I didn't have time to read all of the comments, so if I'm the only one that hears that. It's on me.

Now,the vocal comparisons that have been given say A LOT...and rightfully so. I actually see this being to pitched to Sheryl Crow as well. Great comparisons for a reason.

Really great job. Truly a pleasure to listen to!





Hey, good to see you back around! Your time to listen and to write such thoughtful and supportive comments are deeply appreciated. It goes a long ways toward making it all worth the effort. I went back to the DAW and checked the file as bounced. I left 1-2 seconds before the first beat. Perhaps SC truncated it or does so on occasion. I’ll reload the file. Thanks for mentioning that.

Best to you!

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Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Janice, Bud & Peter.

Three Simple Words... A Great Band.

There is simply NOTHING out of place. This is like listening to the best of the music we grew up with. There should be vinyl of this somewhere. In all of our record collections (even if they ARE sitting in the closet...waiting to be rediscovered).

Peter's guitar is so good it "just fits". You don't even think about it. And the rest of the BAND sounds like the seasoned pros they are.

One of Janice's all-time great vocals. Brings to mind the great Soulful Pop vocalists... Maria Muldaur, Bonnie Raitt, Rita Coolidge... and the harmonies are just as good... Sweet.

Exquisite mix.

Can't even tell you how many times I've listened just now. I just keep going back and cuing it back up...

Awesome. Great Music.

fj



EVERY word of that is appreciated and us three. Just being mentioned in the same sentence of those singers put a HUGE smile on Janice's face. And favorable remarks from you about a mix are always genuinely supportive. Thank you mr jane.

J&B

PS I've got hundreds of records stacked in the basement...gotta check them for that song -- hope I didn't steal it smile

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hi j&b and peter this was awesome in many ways vocal, write guitar work everything very memorable top notch thanks for sharing eric


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Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Janice, Bud, and Peter,

Great song and production. The guitars are a perfect balance to the vocals.

SD


Thanks!

J&B

Originally Posted By: olemon
I've listened to this several times - it is just plain good!

The vocalist, guitarist, and engineer should all take a bow.

p.s. Thanks for posting the 'tech stuff.'


We three appreciate that! PG Music asks for the tech stuff to be posted. I tend to overdo it smile

J&B





Originally Posted By: Planobilly
Hi guys,

I had to go look up the meaning of Americana to be sure I was on track with my comments.

When I listened to the song it was instantly recognizable. But why? What did it remind me of? And could those people be categorized as Americana?

The first person that came to mind was Lyle Lovett then I though yes Townes Van Zandt would write stuff like that. You guys said you like Lucinda Williams...I not sure I know her, perhaps that was because my first wife's name was Lucinda...lol

Nanci Griffith falls into that genera and so does Willie Nelson.

What you guys do is truly authentic Americana and really good stuff on top of that.

When I was young there we a couple of places in Houston Texas where I lived that many of the musicians like Lyle and Willie played at. Anderson Fair has become world famous. I use to go to Sand Mountain and Willie Nelson, David Allen Coe, Lyle Lovett and many other of today's household names would show up to play and we got to play with them and for sure drink with them. They were just people we knew in the same way we know Janice & Bud...just friends we liked who play and sang really cool music.

We are really lucky you have you guys around here!!

Cheers,

Billy


You are very kind to say that Billy. This a great community indeed.

Thank you.

J&B

Originally Posted By: Ezekiel's Storm
What everyone else said!

You posted this on 8/19. I don't know how I missed it.

This is my new favorite song of yours.

All elements in this piece click together to make something special.


Thanks. We’re glad you found it and enjoyed it!

J&B

Originally Posted By: F.M.M.
hi j&b and peter this was awesome in many ways vocal, write guitar work everything very memorable top notch thanks for sharing eric


Thanks Eric!

J&B

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Janice, Bud and Peter...
I can always look forward to a good listen from you folks! From the beginning to the end the song was flawlessly executed. Thanks for posting it, I enjoyed listening to it. You music has me like... Sometimes, a picture is worth a thousand words...
https://giphy.com/gifs/slow-clap-cartoon-applause-6L9E4acrva0Eg

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