Monday, November 10, 2008

CD Review: Rusty Truck's Luck An All-Star Event

"Luck's Changing Lanes" is the debut album from country group, Rusty Truck. Rusty Truck is the brainchild of world-reowned photographer Mark Seliger. He's worked with Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and GQ magazine. His work as a photographer in the musical industry has helped him become friends with a lot of musicians, many of which perform along side him on this album.

The albums starts off with the country-rocker "Every Time". It features Jakob Dylan and Rami Jafee of The Wallflowers. The duo also perfom on the songs " Malibu Canyon", which is a country driving song, and "Never Going Back", a mellow acoustic song about always moving forward. While the songs carry a consistancy with Mark's voice, each song has it's own personality brought on by different producer. "Cold Ground", produced by T Bone Burnett features Sheryl Crow and has a "Bayou Country Beat", similar to the Robert Plant/Alison Kraus album which was also produced by T Bone Burnett. Fellow musician Lenny Kravitz lends a hand on the songs "Broken Promises", "Fool' and "Prey". All three songs show off Mark's softer, ballad side.

"1000 Kisses" features country legend Willie Nelson. Both performers play perfectly into each other's strengths. The album's title track "Luck's Changing Lanes" is the highlight of the album. A mellow song that features Gillian Welch and David Rawlings on background vocals and guitar. The other song that features this pair is "Tangled In The Fence" which is a country song with a "back to basics" sound.

The album was originally only available for a limited time, but has since been rereleased with an accompanying DVD that features the album in 5.1 surround sound and five music videos. The album is available at amazon.com and on iTunes. Visit www.rustytruckmusic.com for more information.

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