"Can't Tame A Wildcat" finds DALLAS MOORE BAND back on the prowl...... "
Set for release on February 27th, 2009 the latest full length CD from Outlaw Country troubadour Dallas Moore proves to be the bands most fully realized disc yet. Following fast on the heels of 2008's " Tales From A Road King", The Dallas Moore Band comes back even stronger with the release of " Can't Tame A Wildcat', Moores 7th Cd release and first for SOL Records.
From the defiant opening lyrics of "Damn Sure Works for Me", it's apparent that Dallas Moore is charging full steam ahead with his own iconic blend of Southern Fried attitude, trends be damned! It's obvious as one listens to each track that this is no mere batch of songs Moore is peddling, but rather a way life. Inspired lyrically by the roller coaster ride of Moore's previous CD "Tales From a Road King" and both the triumphs and tragedies that came with it( The cd was hailed critically as a new beginning for Moore and his band and a fresh step in the right direction. Much of this was credited to the albums producer Ken Glidewell who was fatally injured in a motorcycle crash just as the Cd began to take off. Subsequently, Moore and his band hit the road and wrote the tracks that would become " Wildcat" while still grieving over their loss and at the same time trying to support the disc which would go on to yield the hit songs " King Of Bullshit Mountain" and " Hank to Thank" on Sirius and XM Satellite Radio).
The energy and emotion that the bands live shows have become known for is finally captured for the first time in a studio environment." We just went into the studio with my old friend Brian DeBruler at the helm engineering and kicked back and played just about everything live with very minimal overdubs . We just wanted to get the right feel for each song and have fun with it and I think you can both hear and feel that when ya give this one a listen. It's just us doin' what we do." says Moore. From the tongue in cheek irony of " That Girl" (as in "you all know that girl") to the foot-stompin' anthem of " Outlaw Country" Dallas and his band, (Chuck Morpurgo on Guitars, The Reverend Bob Rutherford on Bass, Wurlitzer and Vocals, Miss Heather on Vocals and Percussion, Rocky Parnell on drums and the newest addition of Mike Owens on Harmonica and Vocals ) draw on a pool of influences that bring back the vibe of 70's era Southern Rock and Country with with a Big ol' size 12 Boot planted firmly in 2009.
'Can't Tame A Wildcat" isn't completely awash in fist pumpin' and chest poundin' bravado however......" With all My Heart" is a bonafide heartsick love-gone-bad-ballad that could easily have been recorded by Haggard, Jones or Twitty, yet here it receives a gritty, emotive vocal performance by Moore that’s worthy of more than one night spent down in the depths of the Jim Beam decanter. With this CD (as I suspect in real life), Dallas Moore doesn't stay down long however. Things pick up and get down right old timey with " Reelin' Em In" , Moore’s happy go lucky take on "fishin' and women" which finds the band in a musical time machine landing somewhere between Bob Wills and Johnny Cash circa 1959.
Two respective country rockers “Best Thing That I Ever Did Was You" and “Hot Blooded Mama"(penned by outlaw country innovator Billy Gant) put the peddle to the metal to round the Cd out in true juke-joint fashion. The biggest curveball of the Cd is the acoustic finale "Why". The song features very sparse production, just Dallas and guitarist Chuck Morpurgo on acoustic guitar and 12-string in a performance lamenting the loss of friend and producer Ken Glidewell. Dallas says”That song was written by my friend Dave Moody when his father passed away. The first time he played it for me it just really struck a raw nerve 'cause we had just lost Ken. I rearranged it just a little to fit my vocal style and it was the last thing we recorded and thought it would be a good way to close out the album with a song for our friend."