Midwestern Exposure | The Workin' Man's Special

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The Workin' Man's Special

by Midwestern Exposure

The sophomore release of the Philly based trio is solid proof that they've upped the ante in the two years since their debut album dropped. This melting pot of Blues, Folk, Country, and Rock it's quite an enthralling experience for the ears.
Genre: Folk: Folk Blues
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1. West of the Mississippi
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2. The Good Times
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3. Old Blue Too
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4. Hurricane
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5. March On
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6. Luck of the Draw
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7. Chicago
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8. Pipeline
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9. 63
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10. Tommy B
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11. 1916
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12. Luck #13
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13. Howl
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Workin’ Man’s Special, Midwestern Exposure’s second full length album, noticeably exudes a high
level of dedication and maturity from the band’s first album The Walrus Rabbi. The Rabbi was a terrific
original dose of what Cam Clark and his music is all about so this time around the ante was upped and
the bar, raised. The addition of Forrest Wright and his innovative styling’s ranging from tight melodic
lines to fierce distorted runs on the lap steel, pedal steel and dobro had a striking impact on the overall
sound of this album. With ominous adventures like ‘Pipeline’ the tone was set for an album with depth
and dirtiness that the band’s music had not reached before. The tighter cuts and intricate mixes made
it easy for Jeff Goldman’s range on the skins rein prevalence this time around. ‘West of the Mississippi’,
possibly the best track Midwestern Exposure has put together thus far features Forrest’s distorted lap
steel and Jeff’s momentous skin hits which serve as perfect compliments to Cam Clark’s overall riveting
sound. Cam’s music writing, vocals, sound and efforts seem to have a sense of urgency that make his
melting pot of Blues, Folk, Country, and Rock quite an enthralling experience for the ears. His lyrical
efforts of leisurely drives from the tracks of The Walrus Rabbi have now turned to angsty metaphorical
rides about growing old and restless. ‘It’s getting down to the wire,’ Cam says in ‘March On’ and we
certainly believe that with The Workin’ Man’s Special; Midwestern Exposure is ready for big things, and
now.


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