Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
The Sadies - Tremendous Effortsdotdotdot
artworkThe lastest release from one of the best kept secrets in country music sports several bright isntrumentals and a slab of innocent vocals, the coolest of which is a dandy cover of the Byrds' "Wasn't Born To Follow." Exceptional lap steel, fiddle and vibraphone work add to an already fine set of tracks. Who needs nashville when you've got the Sadies!
Picks: Pass The Chutney, Empty the Chamber, The Creepy Butler, Ridge Runner Rag, Ridge Runner Reel

Track by Track Review


Pass The Chutney dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

"Pass The Chutney" is a floaty country dinner pickin' number with liquid vibes and an easy going beat. Fun with very nicely played guitar over an honest backtrack.

Empty the Chamber dotdotdotdot
Spaghetti Western (Instrumental)

Big drama spaghetti western themery, with excellent writing and arranging. Simple, straight forward, and powerful, with that shimmering vibraphone and silky Italian cactus feel.

The Creepy Butler dotdotdot
Country (Instrumental)

Slow and a little hokey, "The Creepy Butler" presents a shimmering and spooky pictured of a B-movie monster to come, and it does so with an exotic "Enchanted Sea" kinda sound. very suave, lads.

Ridge Runner Rag dotdotdot
Corn Pone Surf (Instrumental)

With damped slightly reverbed rhythm guitar under a fine lap steel whine with a happy country pace and beat... way fun and upbeat.

Ridge Runner Reel dotdotdot
Country Reel (Instrumental)

With fiddles at thirty paces, the Sadies square off with a fine barn dance reel for the modern age. Fun, and in a classic country vein.