Shiner and her Lucky Pennies

Shiner disc

One of the highlights of 2015 had to be the release of this disc of western swing/country music.   The story of how it came to be, and the making of it over a year and a half, is a pretty incredible story on its own, and deserving of its own post, but, man, was it amazing!   The end of that story finds this debut album by Shiner and Her Lucky Pennies. It was produced here in West Kingston, with drums and a few other tracks recorded here, but the bulk of the work was done in Texas, with great friends, the Wildmans, providing the 5W Ranch as a satellite recording studio.    It features the literally legendary “Texas Shorty” Chancellor (Kennedy Center award winner) on fiddle,  and Clint Strong, a veteran of Merle Haggard’s band, on many of the guitar tracks.  Both happily and very sadly, this is also the last recording that the great Jack Brown (member of both the Sacramento and Tulsa Western Swing Halls of Fame) appeared on, as he passed away shortly after the first of the two sessions that we did in Texas.   This isn’t to say that the rest of the players are any less talented- listen for yourself!  And riding it all is the fabulous voice of Shiner herself, Sunshine Menezes.   It feature three original tunes, as well as a live take of “Laughing at Life” recorded at the Rocktorium West- the foreman’s ranch house at the 5W.   Enjoy!

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Posted: February 9th, 2016
at 5:46pm by Ray

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