by Casey Donahew Band



The Casey Donahew Band accentuate their outlaw image on the deliriously good album art for Standoff, designing the cover as a western movie poster that hearkens back to Stagecoach and High Noon. Donahew mines a lot of evergreen country themes -- whiskey, small towns, lost loves, losers -- but his band doesn't really sound very western, at least in the old-fashioned gunslinger sense. They're thoroughly modern, borrowing elements of dusty Texan country but pledging a greater allegiance to the roots rock of the '80s -- the great, wide-open plains of John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, and their legions of imitators. Sometimes, they're reminiscent of a bigger, streamlined, rockier Turnpike Troubadours -- an outfit from a similar location with similar inclinations, but with a stronger country and literary bent; sometimes they have just a hint of Eric Church's swagger and, combined, this gives them an appealing, open-hearted energy that contradicts the battling undertones of the album title and cover art. They're eager to please the crowds with their rockers and ballads alike, so it's hard not to warm to them by the time Standoff draws to a close.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/16/2013
Label: Almost Country Rec.
UPC: 0794504800548
catalogNumber: 480054

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Casey Donahew Band   Primary Artist
Casey Donahew   Vocals
Jesse Jennings   Vocal Harmony
Kimberly Kelly   Vocals
Steve Stone   Bass
J.J. Soto   Electric Guitar
Tony Pierce   Electric Guitar
Jaime Pierce   Vocals
Donte "Taz" Gates   Drums
A.C. Copeland   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano
Josh Moore   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Todd Tidwell   Vocal Engineer,Drum Engineering
Casey Donahew   Composer,Producer
Matt Stell   Composer
Steve Stone   Composer
Brandon Vanderford   Engineer
JB Patterson   Composer

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