Fans of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, Kris Kristofferson, and David Allan Coe should enjoy "One More Night In Nashville", the latest release from this North Carolina native currently residing in the hills northwest of Nashville.
From the twin fiddle kickoff of the opening track "(I Got My Heart) Broke In" to the last lonesome harmonica bend of the closer "I've Been There", Kurt takes the listener on a colorful and emotional meander through an eleven song set of what can be loosely categorized as (not today's) country music...four solo writes and seven co-writes with Nashville newcomers and old-timers, including hit writers Rich Fagan and Dave Gibson, and the Grammy-nominated Jeff Batson.
For fans of hardcore honkytonk music, Kurt sets up the bar with his tribute to the Georges "Dickel, Strait & Jones" and the sly "(A Man Can't Live On) Beer Alone". If busted relationships are your thing, the ragtime/New Orleans/blue yodel "Better Hearts Than Yours" takes a light-hearted poke at an ex. "A Thing Of The Past" will make you yearn for a love gone by, while the bluegrass song done Kentucky Headhunters-style "You Done Done It Now" offers up a darker solution. The Bob Seger-meets-Pete Seeger-on-Jimmy Buffett's-houseboat vibe of the economic protest "Not In My Backyard", the sad sentimental song about Grandpa "Inside That Box" and the mad not-so-sentimental one about Dad "(All You Taught Me How To Do Was) Drink", and the struggling songwriter's lament of the title track round out the CD.
released January 21, 2014
Recorded by Pat Lassiter and River Front Recording in Madison, Tennessee
Produced by Kurt Fortmeyer & Pat Lassiter
Executive Producer: Red Wigglers
Kurt Fortmeyer - lead vocals, harmonica
Joe Caverlee - fiddles, mandolin, backing vocals
Tim Galloway - acoustic, electric, and baritone guitars, banjo
Mike Holmes - piano, B3 organ
Pat Lassiter - bass
William Ellis - drums, percussion
Kevin Post - pedal steel
David "Tele" Tilley - electric guitar (1, 4, 6, 8), acoustic lead guitar (6)
Trey Ward - acoustic guitar (1, 4, 8), backing vocals (8)
Peter Young - drums (9)
Jackson Oglesby - trombone
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