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by Four Year Bender

Country-fried soul with a dash of southern fingerpicking.
Genre: Country: Country Blues
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1. Let Me In
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2. New Orleans Lament
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2:57 $0.99
3. Miss Bartender
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3:30 $0.99
4. Talkin' About
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5. Southern Smile
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6. Goin Fishin'
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7. What's Good For You
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8. Leaving Today
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9. Rainy Day
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10. Sit and Wait
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11. Wine and Roses
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Album Notes
The title for Four Year Bender's latest release, "Lucky", couldn't be more straight forward. According to principal songwriter/vocalist Ryan Smith, "....I've been fortunate to build a very strong cast of musician friends over the years and they made this record an absolute pleasure to make. Recording can be frustrating and tedious but the further we got along in this one the more I felt like a lucky man. It's also the name of the street I live on".
This straight-ahead approach comes through in the music as well, and although great lengths were taken in the way of keeping it simple things don't always go as planned. What started out as a nice little acoustic diversion from Ryan's nationally touring rock band Boomshanka, quickly exploded into a full length monster with just about everyone he knew participating in some shape or form.
The sessions started in producer Mike Winger's apartment, moved across town to Sausalito's Studio D, and ended up in the world-renowned mastering room at "The Plant". Quite frankly, things were going too well to slow down.
"Lucky" has a warm, down-home, charm that perfectly captures the good vibes under which it was recorded. It is the sound of good friends taking the time to make the record they've always wanted to. Curious? Give it a listen, I'll bet you smile.


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Love It!
I had entered into a musical boredom phase. Sure, all the old classics were there, but I needed something new, a spark, something to play over and over and over while driving around. And I found it in Four Year Bender's "Lucky." What a great album! Sad and funny, relatable, singable, just great. I took a day trip with my 61 year-old mom last weekend, and she kept wanting to hear it again and again. You guys done good!
Find your future ex-wife, indeed!


Great CD
Awesome CD - found on XM Cafe. Got it in the mail just before vacation - listened in the car. Not a song on the CD that I didn't like!!! Great job guys!

Glenn Kennedy

True Americana
First heard them on XM Satellite's, X Country station, like them so much I wrote down the name and added it to my must get CD list. Glad I did. Great guitar work, great vocals, great mood setting, both energetic and mellow at the same time. Glad I found them !

Steve in Fort Collins, CO

What a pleasant surprise!
Heard Talkin' About on satellite radio in a pizza joint and was blown away. When I received the cd in the mail I found every other song to be excellent. When I travel to SF to visit my in-laws I'm gonna try to hear them live.

Sandy Lee

Great stuff - well worth the purchase!
I heard Four Year Bender on XM Radio (New Orleans Lament)maybe a month ago, and had to get the cd... It is awesome - one of the best I've gotten in a while. You know when you buy a cd for just one song? And then are greatly pleased by the whole thing the FIRST time you listen? How rare that is? Well, this cd is all that and more. Wow, one of my favorites. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!


Lost in Lucky
I’m the Lucky one; spinning in the vortex of this music. Every instrument so clear and precise, they must be playing me. Time is gone and cares have left with my self-control. Each song is a new journey; a glimpse of life; bringing together the pain and pleasures of life into music. Do I even exist anymore? I’m Talkin’ About a voice that spills from the ears; a seductive kiss on the curve of the neck. Hmmm. It’s Good For me every time. I’m ruined in the best way. Thank you FYB.


Fantastic American Music
Great American Roots Rock Music!!!


Highly recommended!
Great, catchy songs. Very enjoyable.

Bob in Palm Springs

Straight forward and basic - worth a listen!
I'm glad I bought this CD. It is not pretentious and the playing is great.

Greg Densen

Great Tracks; Strong Compilation
Great music. Mostly mellow, with some songs that are more agressive. Particularly like Miss Bartender and Rainy Day.
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