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Track List

Wagon and Star (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: vocals
Jay Sanders: bass guitar
John Gardner: drums
Cody Kilby: electric guitar
Josh Schilling: B-3 Hammond Organ, piano
Aaron Ramsey: guitar
Obisidian Leaves (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: first acoustic guitar, vocals
Stuart Duncan: viola, cello, violin
Jake Stargel: second acoustic guitar
Aaron Ramsey bass guitar
Drive through the Years (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Aaron Ramsey: bass guitar, mandolin
Cody Kilby: electric guitar
Travel Far, Travel Wide (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: vocals
Stuart Duncan: fiddle
Cody Kilby: electric guitar
Aaron Ramsey: bass guitar, banjo, acoustic guitar
Guilty (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Jake Stargel: first electric guitar
Pete James: second electric guitar
Aaron Ramsey: bouzouki, bass guitar
John Gardner: drums
You Belong to the Night (T Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Cody Kilby: electric guitars
Aaron Ramsey: bass guitar, banjo
John Gardner: drums
Eric Willson: drum machine, tambourine
Natural to You (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Chris Michael: bass guitar, harmony vocals
Pete James: electric guitar
Josh Schilling: B-3 Hammond Organ
John Gardner: drums
Hallowed Ground (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Chris Michael: bass guitar, vocals
Pete James: slide acoustic guitar
Aaron Ramsey: mandolin
Devil's in the Barroom (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: vocals
Aaron Ramsey: acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass guitar
Cody Kilby: electric guitar
John Gardner: drums
Matt Smith: lap steel guitar
Heartache or Bust (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: vocals
Stuart Duncan: fiddle
Matt Smith: pedal steel guitar
Aaron Ramsey: bass guitar, guitar
John Gardner: drums
Webb (T. Martin) »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Aaron Ramsey: dobro, bass guitar
Cody Kilby: electric guitar
Once in a While (Edwards & Green »
Taylor Martin: acoustic guitar, vocals
Jay Sanders: bass guitar
Jim Van Cleeves: fiddle
Jack Baldwin: piano


Heartache or Bust

Release date : Oct. 13, 2014

Label : Omni Artists Productions

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...one of the most fresh, organic, and original collections...I have heard in a long time....
Jeff Mosier


Review

Jeff Mosier

In the release of “Heartache or Bust”, Taylor Martin has created a wonderfully written, beautifully played, and well-recorded mix of fresh original music. All twelve tunes are played by some of the finest, most cutting edge musicians in acoustic music today (Stuart Duncan – fiddle, Cody Kilby – acoustic and electric guitars, Aaron Ramsey – bass guitar, bouzouki, banjo, mandolin and dobro).

Even with all that studio musician prowess, the recording avoids the common pitfalls of “music business slickness” and “corporately modified arrangements”; common characteristics of music made strictly for maximum profit. While the songs are simple, they’re not simplistic. Engaging melodies, lyrics, bass guitar lines, and sonic choices allow the songs to breathe and maintain their evident roots influences of folk-rock and newgrass, and are topped off with the sweet singer-songwriter delivery of Martin’s adept vocals.

The sound is big but never loud, an almost living room rock ensemble that could fill both a small club and large theatre; a sonic balance hard to achieve in an acoustic ensemble with drums, yet they’ve done it. That the music is played together in ensemble fashion creates a kind of mountain-top chamber orchestra feel to some of the tunes. Martin’s singing is about the song. His voice is tender, vulnerable, and honest in nature, never losing the “eye contact” in his vocal delivery, a quality that is his hallmark throughout the recording.

The lyrics are modern, yet firmly rooted in the deep traditions of Martin’s extended Southern heritage. Though you can hear the influences of early pioneers like Bill Monroe, the music is definitely one of the most fresh, organic, and original collections of songs and arrangements that I have heard in a long time. It represents to me what is still yet to come from the ever growing world of new acoustic, progressive, and alternative Americana. Taylor Martin will make his mark with this terrific work of original acoustic music.

Enjoy.


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