“RAW & POLISHED EMOTIONS”

IF YOU EVER HAVE HAD THE PRIVELEDGE TO LISTEN TO MUSIC LIKE I HAVE THE REAL PRIVELEDGE TO DO. WITH THE LATEST ALBUM CALLED “TRUCK DRIVING MAN”  FROM STAN MATTHEWS AND THE ALBUM HAS HUGE AMOUNTS OF TRUCK DRIVING SONGS THE ALBUM STAN HAS A WAY OF SINGING AND MAKING MENTIONS OF TRUCK AND ALL ABOUT THE TRUCK DRIVING MAN IS ALL ABOUT. THE FIRST SONG CALLED “TRUCK DRIVING MAN’ STAN HAS THE ABILITY TO CONVEY FEELINGS ABOUT THE TRUCK DRIVING MAN. FROM THE START THE SONG HAS A GREAT RHYTHM THAT GETS STARTED RIGHT OUT OF THE GATE, AND HAS NO SIGNS OF IDLING IT’S WAY THROUGH THE MUSICAL INTERSECTION OF TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC.  THE NEXT SONG WHICH IS CALLED “WORKING MAN’S BLUES” & IS A PROFOUND THOUGHT OF HOW MUCH STAN THINKS AND HIS RESPONSE TO THE TO THE MAN THAT WORKS FOR A LIVING AND ALL THAT HE HAS. THE STRUMMING ACTION TAKES YOU ON A RIDE ALONG IN THE CAB, AS STAN TELLS YOU HIS OPINION, AND ADDS HIS FEELINGS ON THE SUBJECT. AS THE SONG STROLLS THROUGH, THE AWESOME GUITAR OF STAN BECOMES A VITAL PART OF THE SONG AND MAKES ONE FEEL THE REAL FEEL OF A TRUE TRUCK DRIVING EXPERIENCE. BRINGING YOU BEHIND THE WHEEL FOR ANOTHER SPIN IS THE SONG CALLED “SEATBELTS” STAN HITS THE STRUMMING ONCE AGAIN AND ADDS HIS VERBAGE TO THE SONG THAT BRINGS IN A LITTLE BIT OF THE TRUE STRUMMING AND ADDS TO THE SONG THAT USHERS IN THE TRADITIONAL COUNTRY FEEL TO IT AND I MIGHT ADD, IT’S REALLY NICE, WHEN STAN BRINGS IN THAT LOWER END. “I’M AS GOOD” IS A REAL FALVORFUL SONG THAT STAN REALLY SHOWCASES HIS GUITAR WORKS, WITH FANCY BUT A STRAIGHT FORWARD SONG WITH SUBSTANCE AND MEANING STAN HAS STORY TELLING AND REAL LIFE SONGS THROUGHOUT. STAN HAS THE ABILITY TO CONVEY HIS STORIES THROUGHOUT HIS GIFT OF MUSICALITY. “LIGHT EM UP” STAN BRINGS IN HIS FALVORFUL ABILITIES TO THE FOREFRONT AND THE TRADITIONAL SOUNDING COUNTRY SONG THAT JUST SOUNDS SPLENDID AND HAS THAT FLAVOR OF GOOD OLD COUNTRY MUSIC FEEL TO IT.  STANS CONTINUAL MESSAGES AND STORY TELLING ABILITIES STAND OUT ON THIS ALBUM AND MAINTAINS HIS POLISHED AND SUPERB GUITAR LICKS THAT SMELL AND FEEL TRADITIONAL COUNTRY ALL OVER THEM. THE SONG CALLED “THE EAGLE ” STAN KEEPS HIS RHYTHM STRUMMING ALONG AND KEEP HIS UNIQUE STORY TELLING WITHIN HIS SONG, AS THIS PLAYS YOU FEEL AS IF YOU ARE THERE EXPERIENCING THE FEELINGS OF ACTUALLY BEING WHERE STAN IS TAKING YOU MUSICALLY, AND HAS A QUITE GOOD ABILITY TO DO THIS. WITHIN THE MUSIC THE FEELINGS ARE WITH YOU AS THE MUSIC PLAYS, BETWEN THE MUSIC AND STANS CONTINUAL EMOTION GUITAR PLAYING IT ALLOWS YOU TO ACTUALLY FEEL HIS EMOTIONS AND BRING IN THE HINTS OF NATIVE FLAIR TO IT. “LIVE” THE SONG STAN BRINGS IN A SINGER NAMED HELEN SHELDON, AND HAS A HINT OF TRUE TRADITIONAL LOVE SONG. THAT MAGIC IS FELT WITHIN THIS SONG WITH STAN & HELEN, WHERE STANS GRAVEL VOCALS AND HELEN HAS THAT RASPY FEEL TO IT THAT ADDS TO THE EMOTIONAL VALUE OF THE SONG. A VERY SAD SONG BUT I WANT TO THINK EVERYONE SEEMS TO LIKE A SAD SONG, SINCE THIS IS A TRUE EMOTION THAT WE ALL GO THROUGH IN OUR LIVES. THE SONG IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE ON THE ALBUM AND STAN & HELEN MAKE IT COME TO THE SURFACE WITH THEIR EMOTIONALLY CHARGED LYRICS AND VOCALS. ” SAD SONG’ IS YET ANOTHER SONG THAT STAN SINGS HIS EMOTIONAL HEART OUT AND THE STRINGS ON THIS ARE EVOKING AND RAW, AND ARE SPLENDID, AND KEEP THE EMOTIONAL VALUE ALIVE, AND ONCE AGAIN HELEN SHELDON HAS A RANGE IN HER VOCALS THAT MAKE THE SONG TOTALLY BELIEVABLE AND LIFE LIKE.  TRUE FEELINGS BETWEEN STAN AND HELEN THEY’VE GOT A SOUND THAT IS UNIQUE AND MOST ENJOYABLE. ALL IN ALL THIS ALBUM BY STAN MATTHEWS HAS A TRUE FEEL OF TRADITIONAL COUNTRY AND SHARES THE BACK PAGES OF A BAR ROOM, AND  HEARING HIS STORY TELLING SONGS OF LIFE & WHAT MATTERS. THE DUETS BETWEEN STAN & HELEN ANRE MAGICAL AND EMOTIONALLY CHARGED AND FULL OF RAW EMOTION THAT SOFTENS ONES HEART. I THANK STAN FOR ALLOWING ME TO EXPIRENCE HIS FLAVORFUL MUSIC WITH ME AND HELEN SHELDON FOR HER TREMENDOUS ADDITION TO THE SOUND THAT MAKES THIS ALBUM A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH, WAITING TO BE BROUGHT TO THE SURFACE.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

PUBLICIST/ MUSIC REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

C 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

FOR MORE ON STAN MATTHEWS

http://www.stanmatthews.bandcamp.com

 

 

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Author: SOUNDWAVEONE Steven F. Adams

I have a very extensive broadcasting & music back round. with over 30 years experience. I started a writing career, with the idea bringing notice to the industry, writing about individuals, from all around the globe, all genres and remaining consistent with my slogan of "Hearing is Believing", and bringing out the "positive" in all artists no matter how small, big or different. I feel all need to be given that chance to be noticed for their talents and allow others to hear, and be exposed to their craft. As of date I have written well over 180 music album reviews and continue to acquire more everyday. Some legends, some independent artists, but all in all my wish is they get the to share the stage lights within the industry and with my "Positive " music posts through my writing about them and reviewing their album always in a "Positive" forum.

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