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#562185 - 11/02/19 04:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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I'm a small town boy, too. Beautiful and catchy melody. Nicely produced.

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#562215 - 11/02/19 08:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Hi Dan ...

I grew up in a small town (Troy, Missouri) until I was 8 years old. We then moved to suburban St. Louis ... across the river from Steve up above. My wife is from a tiny town in Tennessee. I once kidded her there was a major traffic jam downtown., She looked at me like I was from another planet. I explained to her that both cars got the intersection at the same time and neither one knew what to do.

Your song is really terrific ... loved everything about it. The mix, the vocal, the backing tracks ... everything. That was a real sweet listen ... thanks for the pleasure.

Alan
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#562237 - 11/03/19 12:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Loved it from the very first note.

Sensational vocal, perfect choice of style, and the harmonies are outstanding.

This is really, really great, and is definitely worthy of air play.

Sensational!
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#562392 - 11/03/19 05:49 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Al-David]
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Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Dan ...

I grew up in a small town (Troy, Missouri) until I was 8 years old. We then moved to suburban St. Louis ... across the river from Steve up above. My wife is from a tiny town in Tennessee. I once kidded her there was a major traffic jam downtown., She looked at me like I was from another planet. I explained to her that both cars got the intersection at the same time and neither one knew what to do.

Your song is really terrific ... loved everything about it. The mix, the vocal, the backing tracks ... everything. That was a real sweet listen ... thanks for the pleasure.

Alan


Alan...Thanks so much for your kind comments...so glad you enjoyed the song...thanks again...Dan
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#562393 - 11/03/19 05:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: VideoTrack]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Loved it from the very first note.

Sensational vocal, perfect choice of style, and the harmonies are outstanding.

This is really, really great, and is definitely worthy of air play.

Sensational!


Thanks for the comments, very gracious...I rarely stray from the gospel genre but decided I wanted to write an Americana album about the things that have impacted my life, this will be the title song...glad you enjoyed...Dan
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#562399 - 11/03/19 08:25 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Hi Dan,

This is terrific listen. The music and lyrics are very easy to relate to and they carried me along on a comfortable and easy-on-the-ears musical journey.

You won me over by about bar 2!

It's definitely thumbs up from me!

All the best,
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#562452 - 11/04/19 10:54 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Noel96]
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Originally Posted By: Noel96
Hi Dan,

This is terrific listen. The music and lyrics are very easy to relate to and they carried me along on a comfortable and easy-on-the-ears musical journey.

You won me over by about bar 2!

It's definitely thumbs up from me!

All the best,
Noel


Thanks Noel for the encouraging words about "Small-Town Boy"...it does seem to resonate with a lot of folks...again thanks for the kind words...Dan
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#562599 - 11/05/19 07:21 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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You should be proud of this one - the groove is excellent, and those vocals are perfect. It's a sweet song that I found instantly attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing smile
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#563012 - 11/07/19 02:57 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Deryk - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
You should be proud of this one - the groove is excellent, and those vocals are perfect. It's a sweet song that I found instantly attention grabbing. Thanks for sharing smile


Deryk...thanks for your kind words and comments...they mean a lot. Dan
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#563020 - 11/07/19 03:24 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Toe tapping classic country beat with engaging lyrics (especially for those of us that can relate to small town America.) Chord progression and melody work well together. Enjoyed the listen.

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#563262 - 11/08/19 11:20 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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firesong,

Upbeat and engaging from the first. Nice vocal with stellar supporting vocals—think in spots those vocals could come forward a bit . . . but nice feel throughout overall. But a really compelling hook and nice warm feel to the lyrics. Nice work on this one!

Kind regards,

Deej

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#563388 - 11/09/19 04:31 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Great write & production...
Reminded me of Hal Ketchum's tunes...
I enjoyed listening to it!
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#563408 - 11/09/19 11:19 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Good singing and harmony. Tuneful and easy to listen to.

The song moves along like a train chugging down the tracks.

Smooth work on the piano - nice licks! smile
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#563485 - 11/10/19 12:37 PM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Firesong, this is some really good work on display here! Your vocals are fabulous, especially the background vocal work! That Genos sounds great also! Great tune! Thanks, Torrey
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#563593 - 11/11/19 09:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Torrey Bliss]
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Mark. Deej, David, Jim and Torrey...Sorry for not responding individually but this is for all of you...thanks so much for the encouraging comments and thoughts on "Small Town Boy"...you guys are very gracious and I appreciate it so much...Dan
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#564131 - 11/14/19 05:51 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: firesong]
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Can totally relate with your lyrics. Super vocal and backtrack. Love that train style. Well done.

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#565388 - 11/22/19 09:27 AM [User Showcase] Re: Small Town Boy [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: Scott C
Can totally relate with your lyrics. Super vocal and backtrack. Love that train style. Well done.


Scott...thanks so much for your comments...there's a lot of small town boys out there...thanks again for the encouraging words...Dan
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