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    Default Shooter Jennings - Family Man

    online listen
    a narrow miss
    a couple of attempted rockers probably killed it
    like the country stuff though
    best is Daddys Hands
    I'm a wimp for those daddy songs
    liked the single also (the clip)
    Waylon would be proud
    1.6 from me and not yet rated by the pros at allmusic

    from the album - The Deed And The Dollar

    released Mar 13th, 2012

    Bio - from allmusic

    The only son of country legends Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings literally spent his childhood on
    a tour bus. Born Waylon Albright Jennings, Shooter was playing drums by the time he was five years old and had
    already begun taking piano lessons, only to break them off and follow his own path to an understanding of the
    instrument. He discovered guitar at 14 and rock & roll (particularly Southern rock and the loose-limbed hard rock
    of Guns N' Roses) at 16. Soon he moved from Nashville to L.A., where he assembled a rock band called Stargunn.
    Stargunn earned a strong local reputation for its live shows, and enjoyed a six- or seven-year run on the L.A.
    circuit before Jennings rediscovered his outlaw country roots and dissolved the band.

    After a short stay in New York, where Jennings assembled material for a country project, he returned to L.A. and
    put together a second band -- this time with solid country roots -- which he named the .357s. Jennings and the band
    holed up in the studio, eventually emerging with a rambunctious country album called Put the O Back in Country,
    which was released in 2005 on Universal South Records. Following in his father's footsteps, but with his own
    feisty, scrappy sense of country, Jennings placed himself in a fine position to both explore that legacy and to
    carve out his own. A second album, Electric Rodeo (which was actually recorded before Put the O Back in Country),
    appeared in 2006, followed by a live set, Live at Irving Plaza, later in the year. Jennings' third solo effort, The
    Wolf, was released in October 2007, featuring a cover of Dire Straits' "Walk of Life" (whose composer, Mark
    Knopfler, had been a longtime family friend). A month later, Jennings became a father. His girlfreind, actress Drea
    De Matteo gave birth to Alabama Gypsy Rose in November. He proposed to De Matteo in 2009 onstage in Utica, New
    York. He renamed his backing band Hierophant for his fourth studio album, Black Ribbons, a concept record produced
    by Dave Cobb. It appeared early in 2010. Later in the year, the album was re-released in a special edition
    entitled: Black Ribbons: The Living Album. The second version, was sold on a USB flash drive in the shape of a
    tarot card. It featured the studio record and live perfrormances by Hierophant. In early 2011, Jennings and blogger
    Adam Sheets came up with the idea of creating XXX, a new radio format that would focus on insurgent country, rock,
    and hybrids of both, from new and established artists, that fell far outside the narrow conceits of mainstream
    radio and were thus ignored. It gained traction and a channel on Sirius/XM where both men served as program hosts.
    Jennings also moved to New York City with De Matteo. He and drummer Erik Deustch formed a new band, called The
    Triple Crown and became a father for the second time to Waylon Albert "Blackjack" Jennings, in April. In urgent
    fashion, Jennings and The Triple Crown began recording; they released the video /download only single "Outlaw You,"
    his screed against the country music establishment. It reached the top spot on CMT's daily audience request
    competition and stayed there until a dispute with his former label dictated it being removed. The first official
    single from the forthcoming album, "The Deed and The Dollar," again reached the top spot in the daily CMT request
    competition. Family Man, Jennings' fifth album, was released on Black Country Rock through E1 in March of 2012.

    Album Review - from la times

    After the psychedelic dystopia of 2010’s “Black Ribbons,” Shooter Jennings returns to his dust-kicker roots on
    “Family Man.” Or, more specifically, as he blows out in one breath on “The Real Me”: “I’m a double-talkin’,
    chicken-lickin’, meaner-than-the-dickens, sick and wicked, hole-diggin’ son of a gun!” Forgive us; we thought you
    were just the progeny of Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.

    Jennings is a Rust Belt Renaissance man on this collection of 10 songs that roams from Southern rock to melodic
    ballads that sound like Harry Nilsson hopping a train with a steel guitar. Whatever tack Jennings takes, it’s with
    gusto and pride. On “Southern Family Anthem,” which sounds like Tom Petty in a rough mood, the chorus is “We may be
    trash but we’re a family.”

    When Jennings combines styles in one song, he expands the edges of contemporary country. “Manifesto No. 4” marries
    swamp gospel with the chug of barroom rock. On the last track, “Born Again,” the song builds to a layered, rhythmic
    climax that closes with fuzzy textures, reversed vocals and other touches from his experimental side.

    Those other textures are so skillfully woven in that it’s not till the record’s last moment that we see all that
    could’ve been. Next album, Jennings should give as much head-tripping as foot-stomping.

    Track Listing

    1. The Real Me
    2. The Long Road Ahead
    3. The Deed and the Dollar
    4. Manifesto #4
    5. Summer Dreams (Al's Song)
    6. Southern Family Anthem
    7. Daddy's Hands
    8. The Black Dog
    9. The Family Tree
    10. Born Again
    A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
    Will Rogers

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    bugger it!

    the link "has not been made available in my country"...will have to check out amazon for snippets or itunes i guess??!!

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