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MORELAND & ARBUCKLE UP THE ANTE ON NEW TELARC RECORDING
Legendary guitarist Steve Cropper makes guest appearance on Just A Dream, scheduled for release on August 23, 2011.
Since their beginnings in the Kansas heartland a decade ago, guitarist Aaron Moreland and vocalist/harpist Dustin Arbuckle have captured the visceral spirit of the early 20th century Delta blues and the raw energy of post-World War II urban blues and distilled it all into a hard-driving and powerful garage-rock configuration of guitar, vocals, harp and drums.
Moreland & Arbuckle build on that solid foundation with the August 23, 2011, release of Just A Dream, their second album on Telarc International, a division of Concord Music Group. The 12-song set showcases Moreland's dynamic and compelling guitar work -- two tracks were recorded on his cigar-box guitar consisting of three guitar strings and one bass string -- Arbuckle's emotionally charged vocals and edgy harp, and drummer Brad Horner's rock-solid backbeat. Just A Dream adds a few layers of sophistication to the rootsy sensibility previously captured in the band's acclaimed 2010 Telarc debut, Flood.
"The clear objective was to retain the gritty, raw feel that we created on our prior release, but push everything up about four notches as far as sound quality, the selection of songs, the production and every other aspect of the record," says Moreland. "Everything we've done in the past was set up in one big room and recorded in a couple days. On this record, we spent far more time, and our quality control was far more stringent than it's ever been. And it shows. When this record was finished, I thought, 'Yeah, this is what I wanted to achieve.' This record is fourteen steps beyond anything we've ever done before."
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