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"The Great American Album"
Co-produced by David Lowery at Sound of Music Studios Richmond Va
and by Wineskin at Sweet Creek Studio Ottsville Pa

"If you're going to give your new body of songs a big brave boasting title like 'The Great American Album', then either you have a band ego the size of the Grand Canyon or you're pretty sure that you've come up with something pretty special to offer the unsuspecting hungry music lover. I first came across Wineskin via the internet music site ReverbNation a few months ago and was instantly struck by their musicality and intuitive understanding of rock 'n' roll then and now. They draw on a wide range of influences from Zeppelin to Thin Lizzy, from Little Feat and Neil Young, to the Band, and even the Drive By Truckers. One moment they're flailing you with pounding sharp-soloing rock numbers like 'Two To Go', 'Make It Work' and the mighty 'Stalker Love', the next they confidently come up with Don Henley-styled mid-tempo country rock songs like the album's opening cut 'A Thousand Tomorrows' and the spacey melodic 'Vagabond'. Wineskin hail from Bucks County in Pennsylvania and their sound is rooted in rock's 50 year old worldwide heritage which they've distilled and synthesised into a darned good debut. My favourite track though has to be the deliciously crazy Mellowing-Yellowing Donovan-influenced 'The Mighty Withlacoochee'. The quieter folky feel brings the album to a close with the live lazy sounding Lovin' Spoonful styled 'Sixteen Beers'. The five piece band is led by guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Evan Walton and their musicianship is simply second to none. Have a look at Wineskin's web pages, listen to their live and demo downloads and above all treat yourself to a copy of the truly amazing 11 song set that is 'The Great American Album'"
Simon Beards
Nov 2008

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Year Title RatingReleases
2008 The Great American Album 5 1

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