ROGER KNOTT - "I Got My Work Cut Out
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"I Got My Work Cut Out" is the sixth album from Roger Knott.
Hot on the heels of Big News From A Small Town, with its major shift from Roger's customary acoustic feel to a harder electric sound, this new release successfully bridges the gap between the contrasting styles, with variety as its strength.
The musical history of the of the players on the album reads like a Who's Who of the cream of Nashville, where it was recorded. Sprinkled throughout is the wonderfully sympathetic lyrical fiddle-playing of John Cowan Band stalwart, Shad Cobb. The keyboards duties are handled expertly by the amazing Barry Walsh. Add to this the alternating electric and upright bass of bluegrass favourite Ricky Skaggs' band member Mark Fain.
The drums and percussion duties are handled expertly by Roger's long-time friend from his UK hometown, Pat McInerney. Backing vocals are by the chameleon-like Britt Savage, whose range is astonishing. The core band is topped by supremo Producer, Guitarist, Mandolinist and you-name-it, Thomm Jutz. This is Roger's fourth album to feature Thomm's talents. Together, Pat & Thomm co-produced Nanci Griffith's latest album "The Loving Kind", and continue as touring members of Nanci's Blue Moon Orchestra.
"A greatly talented songwriter" - Americana UK
"Some seriously strong writing at work" - Maverick Magazine
In 2005 Roger gravitated towards the music scene that flourishes in Nashville as the natural home for a singer-songwriter with his musical leanings. While there in 2007, he secured legendary guitarist/songwriter Clive Gregson to produce the "Step Out into The Sun" CD, which subsequently featured on UKCountryRadio.com when the station chose Roger as its "Spotlight UK Artist". Sessions in 2008 resulted in the "Been Down That Road" CD, accorded Album Of The Week on Belgian radio.
"A distinctive voice that you can't help but warm to" - Pennyblack Music
"Knott's vocal is unique ... no half measures." - R2-Rock'n'Reel magazine
And the new songs... they range from the jaunty Country-ness of "The House Where We Lived" to the Clapton-esque "White Lies", with much in between. There is even a bonus radio re-mix by London producer and steel guitarist, Steve Honest.
Roger has been featured artist three times on U.S. Radio station WAPS-FM 91.3 "The Summit" on the Just Plain Folk show plus has had numerous other radio support on Folk, Country, Americana and Popular music programs, including local BBC.
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