Paul Coady has been playing rock-n-roll in bars and clubs for over two decades, most of it with garage rock band, Prairie Town. He has carved a niche for himself with his singer-songwriter lyrical sensibilities and his penchant for enthusiastic, overdriven guitars.
Driftin’ Years (2011) is Paul’s follow up to his first solo CD, 2009’s well-received Quarter Mile. It continues Paul’s tradition of storytelling garage rock. The title track is his declaration to his wife, singer-songwriter Kathy Greenholdt. Songs like Show You How, Take The Weight and Another Lost Night give an accurate representation of the band’s live attack, while Billy Needed Killin’ and Makin’ Contact strip themselves down to their quiet, bare essentials. The CD also includes Paul’s energetic cover of Buddy Holly’s Maybe Baby. The CD is one of dynamics, from quiet to loud, joyous to somber, but all the songs come from the same inspiration: pick up a guitar and tell your stories.
Recorded in Paul’s home studio, with Paul on guitars, vocals and harmonica, Driftin’ Years features contributions by a variety of musicians: Bassist Rob Fore (The Hungries, The Edsel Bros.), Drummer Joe Klapka (The Hungries, The Edsel Bros.), Organist Rick Franklin (Detholz) and Background Vocalist Steve Frisbie (Frisbie).