MP3 Alan Rhody - Journey
Praised by critics and fans alike, this master story teller''s 2003 release, with guests John Prine, John Hartford and Maura O''Connell, shows why his blend of folk, rock and country blues originals have sold millions.
13 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Modern Folk, COUNTRY: Country Rock
Kentucky-born Alan Rhody has been writing and performing his music for the past three decades. His 2003 CD, Journey (Ashwood Recordings), features duets with John Prine, and Maura O''Connell plus guest artists John Hartford, Jamie Hartford, Pat McLaughlin, David Schnauffer and Ray Flacke and is destined to be one of his most well received. His music has also been part of several critically acclaimed compilations including his band version of "The Mother Road" (the new anthem for the famous U.S. highway, Route 66) on The Songs of Route 66 (Lazy S.O.B. Records) co-written whith Oklahoman, Kevin Welch.
Alan''s original compositions have been recorded by a who''s who of country, folk and bluegrass. The list of over 100 recordings includes The Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Del McCoury, Tanya Tucker, Ricky Van Shelton, George Jones, David Mallett, Murray McLauchlan, Kevin Welch,Toby Keith, Hoyt Axton, Michael Martin Murphey and Don Gibson.
Recent highlights include The Kerrville Folk Festival (Kerrville Texas); The Stan Rogers Folk Festival (Canso, Nova Scotia); "Ambitious Life" co-written for the new stage musical "Eddie" with Canadian legend, Murray McLauchlan. "Eddie" made its debut at the Village Theatre in Hudson, Quebec, May, 2004 and ran for two and a half weeks.
Alan also leads and participates in songwriting workshops and seminars across North America. He has been featured on NPR, CBC, CTV, TNN, The Disney Channel, Travel Channel and other eclectic musical programs around the globe.
"Rhody carries the resume to make any fan of solid songwriting sit up and listen and his guest list of contributors on the record are enough to get your attention.
All of that will bring you to this record, but it''s Rhody''s heart-stopping songs and uncluttered playing that will grip you and make you stick around. And fall in love."
--Performing Songwriter Magazine, July/August 2004
"Alan''s music is always solid, tough, trim and clear as a bell. Consistently head and shoulders above the pack. I''m a confirmed fan and always have been."
--Kevin Welch, Artist/Writer, Dead Reckoning
"He has achieved a level of respect and recognition that places him in the vanguard of the pioneers of the contemporary roots music movement"
--Greg Quill, Toronto Star