Allan - See
If I Care
Information below culled from Gary's
website, for the complete Bio story go to www.GaryAllan.com.
Gary Allan is Nashville’s best-kept secret. And maybe that’s because
this, Orange County, California-born cowboy surfer who still makes his
home in Huntington Beach, finds his frequent touring takes him far from
The musical influences on See If I Care, his fifth album, also travel a
great distance, but remain true to Gary’s roots. Gary’s love of
country idols like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Willie
Nelson, Buck Owens and Lefty Frizzell are blended with an appreciate for
fellow So Cal rockers like the Blasters, X and Jane’s Addiction to
create his own unique style.
The aching torch ballad “Tough Little Boys,” could be Allan’s
biggest hit yet. The single comes on the heels of his recent #1 hit,
“Man To Man,” from 2001’s Gold-going-on-platinum Alright Guy,
which also had a #3 smash in “The One.” He recently introduced
“Tough Little Boys” into his live shows and was stunned by the
instant response it evoked.
The new album, produced by Allan with longtime collaborator Mark Wright
(Lee Ann Womack, Brooks and Dunn), features many of the same musicians
he’s played with previously, including keyboardist Steve Nathan,
drummer Chad Cromwell, electric guitarists Brent Rowan and Michael
Rhodes, acoustic guitarist John Willis, with Dan Dugmore and Robby
Turner on steel.
The production leaves in the rough edges, especially on the raucous
honky-tonk of guitarist Mike Henderson’s rowdy “Drinkin’ Dark
Whiskey” and the south-of-the-border Tex-Mex accordion strains of
“Guys Like Me.” Allan shows his gentler side on the plaintive, Roy
Orbison-by-0way-of Chris Isaak blues of the Jamie O’Hara-penned “See
If I Care,” and on Brice Long, Odie Blackmon and Byron Hill’s
sensuous “Nothing On But The Radio,” with its sawing fiddle and
weeping steel guitar.
See If I Care reveals Gary Allan as a sturdy traditionalist who’s not
afraid to embrace the future, a man who unabashedly mixes country with
rock. A “Tough Little Boy” who has grown into an impressive guy.
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See If I Care track list: Buy
Drinkin' Dark Whiskey
2. Can't Do It Today
3. Tough Little Boys
4. See If I Care
5. Songs About Rain
6. I Can Love You
Don't Look Away
8. Guys Like Me
9. Nothing On But The Radio
10. You Don't Know A Thing About Me
11 A Showman's Life
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club info and much more.
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