Monday, August 11, 2008
– Brad Paisley will dish out a mostly instrumental collection in November, "Play." Paisley had a hand in writing 11 of the 15 songs, which features 4 vocal tracks. Guitarists on hand include blues royalty B.B. King, Keith Urban, Steve Wariner and the late Buck Owens.
Paisley and King play "Let the Good Times Roll," while Urban and Paisley dish out the playful "Start a Band" on the disc, which drops Nov. 4.
"More Than Just This Song," written by Paisley and Wariner, is a tribute to those first guitar heroes who gave them their start on the six-string. Paisley also salutes a friend and hero, the Owens, joining Buck on "Come on In," an Owens-penned-and-recorded track that had remained previously unfinished.
Other songs are gently jazzy swing of "Les Is More," a salute to the great Les Paul; "Kim" and the energeti "Huckleberry Jam," named for Paisley's wife and son, respectively; and the continuation of a Paisley album tradition, with the inclusion of a gospel classic, this time a beautifully rendered acoustic performance of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus."
"Little" Jimmy Dickens, who plays "Grandpa Paisley" in the comic "Pre-Cluster Cluster Pluck Prequel (Prelude)," will participate once again in a Paisley project. He will be in the all-star guitar jam, "Cluster Pluck," featuring guests James Burton, Vince Gill, John Jorgensen, Albert Lee, Brent Mason, Redd Volkaert and Wariner.
Paisley is currently on the road with his Paisley Party Tour with Jewel.