E-mail Me! Click Here!
Louisville Music News.net
April 2012 Articles
Cover Story
Kevin Gibson
Eddy Metal
Berk Bryant
Mike Stout
Paul Moffett
Nelson Grube
Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.
Eddy Metal
Alexander Campbell
CD Reviews
Kevin Gibson
Kevin Gibson
Performance Reviews
Djinn Shockley
Got Shows?
Send Them To Us
Bookmark Louisville Music News.net with these handy
social bookmarking tools:
del.icio.us digg
StumbleUpon spurl
wists simpy
newsvine blinklist
furl blogmarks
yahoo! myweb smarking
ma.gnolia segnalo
reddit fark
technorati cosmos
Available RSS Feeds
Top Picks - Top Picks
Top Picks - Today's Music
Top Picks - Editor's Blog
Top Picks - Articles
Add Louisville Music News' RSS Feed to Your Yahoo!
Add to My Yahoo!
Contact: contact@louisvillemusicnews.net
Louisville, KY 40207
Copyright 1989-2018
Louisvillemusicnews.net, Louisville Music News, Inc.
All Rights Reserved  

Issue: April 2012

A Local Conglomerate Returns

Baldango (Independent)

Slim Chance Rides Again

Many years ago think 15 or more a group of Louisville musicians got together, called themselves Slim Chance and recorded an album. It was not picked up by a label, and no fame and wealth was forthcoming.

Regardless, the CD was a warm and fun pop-rock record that circulated through the local music scene, remaining in many Louisvillians' collections to this day.

Fast forward to 2011 Slim Chance Rides Again is the new name, and Baldango is the new album. Several of the core group are present on the new album, including the late Tim Krekel, and true to form, it's a warm and fun nine-song romp.

Most of the songs are twangy pop, characterized by Jackie Metry's warm, strong vocals. The disc kicks off with the bright and jangly "Incarceration" then weaves its way through the smoky title track and bluesy "Graduation Day" before landing on the lovely "Cinderella Midnight."

Krekel joins the party on the title track and "Dreamland," while other local notables such as Nick Reifsteck, Hambone, Barry King and others play key roles. The always-solid drumming of John Hayes holds the whole thing together.

Engineered by veteran Louisville producer Jeff Carpenter (Krekel, Bodeco), Baldango also gets songwriting contributions from a number of folks. Carpenter wrote or co-wrote several of the songs, along with Mary Kennedy, Bryan Hurst, Michael Walker, Rust Ends and others.

One of the highlights on the disc is Carpenter's (along with co-writer Danny Johnson) "Doing What You Do," which pokes a bit of fun at pop country and celebrity with lines like: "How can I learn to complain/Even when they're serving champagne/You have to work nights too/Is there anything you suffer through?"

If you're looking for a musical stocking-stuffer this Christmas, this one is worth a look. You can find it at cdbaby.com/cd/slimchance3

Bookmark and Share