Produced by multiple Handy Award winner Anson Funderburgh, "Something's Gotta' Change," which was released Sept. 1999, is drenched with that famous signature Texas blues guitar sound. Traylor, whose career has primarily been out on the regional circuit and Europe, throws his snakeskin cowboy boots into the international blues ring with the virtuosity of a seasoned artist.
Smokin' Joe Kubek and B'Nois King's rhythm section with Jimmy Pendleton on drums and Guthrie Kennard on bass, as well as Hammond B3 and former Lucky Peterson band member Shawn Ferris appear on much of "Something's Gotta Give." Additional musicians include: acoustic/rhythm guitarist Bobby Gilmore; bassist Roy Robbins, Gary "Doc" McCall and Sharon Denton; drummers Matt Williams and Mike Kennedy; and Hammond B3 slingers Ron Mason and Mike Hamilton. Recorded at Hilltop Productions in Pantego, Texas and dedicated to mom, the CD contains 10 Traylor originals and two covers, one of Riley "B.B." King's "Sneakin' Around" and Roy Gains' "Loud Mouth Lucy."
TopCat Records, P.O. Box 670234, Dallas, Texas, 75367-0234, (972) 484-4141
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