Donnie Witt | Delicate Ordinary Need

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Delicate Ordinary Need

by Donnie Witt

Excellent original acoustic based songs, crafted in a unique storytelling environment filled with the virtues and freedoms of life. Witt is often compared to Dylan and Petty.
Genre: Rock: Acoustic
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1. Bar Stool Poet
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2. Whiskey Song
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3:15 $0.99
3. Old Friend
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3:18 $0.99
4. Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride (For Hunter Thompson)
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3:02 $0.99
5. Drug Dealer Livin' Next Door
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2:22 $0.99
6. War
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6:52 $0.99
7. Long Dark Road (Live)
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8. Between Us Two
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3:31 $0.99
9. Lady Passing Through
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3:14 $0.99
10. The Tragic Murder of Old Crenshaw
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3:49 $0.99
11. Poison Was a Cure
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12. Footprints
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Album Notes
A Northern Kentucky songwriter finds his voice in this latest effort.

I'm sitting in my bedroom looking at a copy of Donnie Witt's "Delicate Ordinary Need." As I flip through the booklet reading the poetry and trying to figure out the meaning of the artwork, something came over me. I've never heard anything like this before. Something so different, yet catchy. As a whole, the CD completely surprised me.

After reviewing his previous material I did not know what kind of direction Witt would go in with a follow up. "Delicate Ordinary Need" is by far his finest performance to date, and a substantial achievement. With tunes like the upbeat "Whiskey Song" as well as "Bar Stool Poet", Witt has produced one of the most interesting, creative CD's I have heard a long time.

Every song on "Delicate Ordinary Need" is acoustic-based and was written by Witt. Donnie plays every instrument on the CD, and his musicianship has never before been so well displayed, playing guitar, harmonica, bass, piano and drums. Witt\'s fingerpicking is impressive on such tracks as "Between Us Two" and "Poison Was a Cure."

The album follows a simple theme of passion, as well as musical commentary on the virtues of life. The first two tracks take you head first into Donnie\'s world, filled with bar room stories, drinks for friends, and lost love. "Old Friend" may be the best song on the CD. There is also a song written for the now deceased legend writer Hunter S. Thompson titled "Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride." The poetry in the song is gonzo-esque.

Witt's concentrated effort as a poet, with no limit to musicial boundaries, transforms to original material that goes places most would never dare. He has the courage to put himself out there, raw and straight forward, and this is what I ultimately find so appealing about him. One song talks about his fears while the next talks about his passions.

With elements of among the likes of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, as well as old school blues/storyteller style folk music, Witt has arrived. If you are just discovering Donnie Witt for the first time, be sure to pick up this CD. It is his finest work to date.


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Buy this CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I can rave on and on about this. No point. Not much more I can say that has not already been said. Buy this CD. It is manic, acoustic genius.


Well written songs
Good songs and great lyrics. Witt has produced one of the best folk albums of 2008 with Delicate Ordinary Need.


We need more heartfelt songs like this on the radio!
This is a great CD. Every song on the CD has meaning behind it and tells a story. The poetry is amazing. I'm a big Hunter Thompson fan and track four definately made me think of him. I think Lady Passing Through is my favorite on the CD, but every song is great! The CD shipped fast and is one of the best singer-songwriter discs I have bought in a very long time!


Good songs!
I've now bought all three of Donnie's CD's, I originally discovered him browsing the 5 dollar page on cdbaby. He reminds me a little of Bob Dylan meets Daniel Johnston. I like every single song on this CD. "War" is probably my favorite, with long paragraphs for verses. Drug dealer is a fun song too, good harmonica jam! I'm surprised to discover that Donnie plays every instrument on this CD as well.

Listening to Donnie for the first time grabs you. You catch yourself singing along and playing the same tracks over again. I cannot explain what it is about his songs that draw me in. The more I listen, the more I like this stuff. I can't wait to hear more!