Grammy nominated, Parents' Choice GOLD and NAPPA GOLD Award! Family recording artist Brady Rymerâ€™s rollicking, roots-y tunes resonate through American culture in the manner of Woody Guthrie, Chuck Berry and Bruce Springsteen, bringing the soul of this countryâ€™s best songwriting and musicianship to a recording for kids and all generations.
â€œHere Comes Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Couldâ€ marks Brady Rymerâ€™s debut recording with the band heâ€™s brought on the road since 2005. Combining a feel-good R&B foundation with traditional acoustic arrangements and a scoop of sunny 70â€™s optimism, theyâ€™ve created a modern American roots sound for a generation of families raised on rock â€˜nâ€™ roll.
Adding to the brew, legendary multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbellâ€™s Dobro, fiddle, slide and electric guitar lend a classic rock feel to the recording. â€œThroughout the CD youâ€™ll hear strong, straight-ahead grooves, catchy choruses, and a down-home, boogie-woogie, hip-shakinâ€™ vibe,â€ says Brady. â€œThese are songs youâ€™ll dance to, youâ€™ll whistle around the house, youâ€™ll sing with your mom and dad.â€
The albumâ€™s opening tune, â€œThe Little Band That Could,â€ lets us know whatâ€™s coming down the track â€“ â€œboxcars full of rock â€˜nâ€™ roll.â€ The travel theme continues with a funky ballad about that most American of activities: piling into the car and driving through the heartland on a family â€œRoad Tripâ€ of shared experiences.
The Little Band That Could is in full swing on the happy, groovinâ€™ dance tunes â€œJump Up (Itâ€™s A Good Day)â€ and â€œYour Smile.â€ â€œThe Relatives Cameâ€ conjures up the incomparably sweet feeling of family, while â€œIt Was A Saturday Nightâ€ spins a sillier tale: moms and dads having a late-night dance party as a child watches in disbelief from the top of the stairs, wondering, â€œIs it really gonna be like this?â€
Woody Guthrieâ€™s â€œBling Blangâ€ expresses the joyfully creative way kids go about building a pretend house; at the core of the song is the universal desire of a family to create a home of their own. Following the sweet lullaby waltz of Rymerâ€™s â€œGood Night, Daisy,â€ the CD ends with an intimate solo version of Pete Seegerâ€™s peaceful tune â€œWell May The World Go.â€
Brady Rymer toured and recorded with the RCA roots-rock group From Good Homes for thirteen years, sharing the stage with Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, and Bob Weir, before parenthood broadened the scope of his music. Since then, he has established himself as one of the countryâ€™s most exciting creators of rockinâ€™ good music for the whole family. Brimming with confidence, Rymer is at his prime on this CD, presenting a soon-to-be-classic collection of tunes full of life, love, and heart.