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Morris Road

by Chuck Maiden

Chuck Maiden's debut. 14 solid tracks. California folk-rock with some British Influences. Neil Young meets The Wallflowers.
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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1. Two Planets
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2. You Are An Angel
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3. Wring It Out
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4. Morris Road
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5. Any Day
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6. Back To You
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7. Glad
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8. Stun Me
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9. Overtime Love
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10. When Did I Go Wrong
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11. Won't Be Lonely Anymore
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12. Going Down
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13. Time
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14. Sell Me A World
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
One of 2004's DIY Music Festival Honorable Mentions, Chuck Maiden has released his debut, "Morris Road", on his own Lorne Street Records. Self-produced along with friend and singer/songwriter, Bill Reveles, Morris Road is blend of folk-rock and contemporary pop. Songs range in mood and tempo, holding the listener's attention throughout-from the Paul Simon meets Brian Wilson beauty of "Glad" to the British pop-country of "Overtime Love". Chuck is backed by some great players: Bruce Watson on electric guitar, Dave Salinas on drums, Jorgen Carlsson on bass and Arlen Schierbaum on piano and Hammond organ. The album was mixed by the well-respected Talley Sherwood and mastered by Grammy-winning Gavin Lurssen at The Mastering Lab. "Morris Road" is receiving considerable airplay across America and Europe.

Chuck, who was raised in Canoga Park, California, started playing guitar at age 11 and soon after, joined his first band. At 18, he began composing. He drew upon the inspiration of Pete Townshend and Neil Young, among others. Around this time, he moved to Washington state. Soon he made friends with other musicians, playing local parties and shows. Eventually, Chuck formed his own band, Hands, and developed a large following around Seattle, playing a mixture of covers and Chuck's originals. A song of Chuck's, Angel Love, appeared on Seattle station, KZOK's Best of the Northwest compilation album.

Chuck left Hands to move back to Los Angeles and continued to write and record demos. In 1985, he met some musicians in Santa Barbara and formed The Story So Far. Chuck's style was beginning to return to his folk-rock roots and was energized by alternative and new wave. He was a member of the Santa Barbara Songwriters Guild, where he won three first-place awards for his song, Wring It Out. After a few personnel changes and gigs which included sharing the bill with the early Toad the Wet Sprocket, the band settled in Los Angeles, recording demos and showcasing for labels. The record deal the band had hoped for never materialized and Chuck's musicians went their separate ways.

After much soul-searching and stilted attempts to form another band, Chuck, for the first time, decided to take a break from performing. He focused on another long time interest-art. During his hiatus, Chuck worked for Malibu and Marvel Comics as a computer colorist. This led to working as a background painter for Fox's King of the Hill. Chuck never stopped writing and always thought about performing as a solo singer/songwriter. He had yet to make his own record and felt like there was some unfinished business with his first passion-making music.

In 2001, He met fellow singer/songwriter, Bill Reveles who encouraged him to make a record with session musicians. Bill shared Chuck's musical sensibilities and was enlisted to help produce Morris Road. Work began at Matt Thorne's MT Studios in Burbank in early 2002. A year and a half later, the impressive album which has emerged contains well-crafted songs, captivating vocals and resonates with warmth and spirit. Chuck Maiden currently performs acoustically as a solo act throughout Southern California, playing songs from Morris Road as well as others from his on-going catalogue. He was born in Lawrence, Kansas and currently resides in Newbury Park, California with his wife, Paulette and daughter, Mackenzie.

Check out Chuck's newest release, "Adobe" on CDBaby:
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Steve Stenberg

Really great music with a lot of heart and soul.
I really enjoy listening to this CD. It truly has a lot of heart. I can't wait for his next one. Steve Stenberg-Tacoma, WA

Norwegian fan

Smooth experience
There's not much to say about this, except: We want more. Much, much more! This is an excellent album, made up of well crafted guitar driven pop songs for an adult audience. Sprinkled with an added little twist of country. Chuck's vocal is smooth and relaxing, even when the tempo picks up a little. And the lyrics tell an intelligent story. That doesn't hurt either. There are no weak tracks on this album.

Kelly Asay

Like hearing from a long lost friend you had forgotten you missed.
Familiar and unexpected at the same time. Songs you will sing before you know the words, others that will have you wondering where you put your Harvest album and your youth. Songs with lyrics that start out making you fear a sophmoric outbreak transform into an eloquent expression that elicits an emotional response. Nicely produced and performed; look forward to spending time on Morris Road.

cory

the soundtrack to our lives!
I have seen and heard Chuck play his heart out since I was born. His music makes me reflect on moments of my life, and wonder where Chuck was when he was inspired to write these songs. My 6 and 9 year olds are singing to the cd, and beg me to play Chuck's cd everytime we get in the car. I hope Chuck continues to write and bless us with his musical talents for years to come.

Denise Vasquez aka Social Butterfly

A must have CD for driving in your car!
I LOVE this CD! The melodic chords, and Chuck's soothing voice capture me right from the start...Every time! His heartfelt words paint pictures of stories we can all relate to! Even long after I'm done playing the CD, I can still hear the songs playing in my mind. This is the first CD I've added to my collection where I really like every song!

sean maxwell

great personality and musician
smooth and up tempo chuck will be big soon

Ste


I didn't listen to all the tracks, just a few,My favourite being sell me a world.Reminde me of Jon Martin.Really cool stuff.

Heidi Elowitch, MS

This CD is my new favorite companion!
I love listening to this CD...it really has something for every one of my moods...pensive, elated, brooding, wistful, serene, aggreived, joyous...I can relate to the lyrics and music on a cognitive and emotional level. What a masterpiece.

ImageVisionOne

polished, great craftsmanship, down to earth...a classic!
There is a song for everybody, great recording sounds, excellent mixing...you can see the love Chuck put in the CD

Jonah Pierce

Should be a motion picture soundtrack!
The music is inspirational and I can't stop listening to it! There is not a song on this CD that doesn't move me! I would love to hear some of these songs on a motion picture soundtrack.....they're perfect!
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