My Perfect World

My Perfect World

by Ed BurlesonEd Burleson
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Ed Burleson's earthy country music is melodic and winning enough to please Nashville, but doesn't drip with any of that city's clichés. Burleson's country, here augmented by legends like producer Doug Sahm and pedal steel player Lloyd Maines, is straight-ahead, no-frills honky tonk, and his work shows enough reverence for classic country to ring authentic while avoiding the trap of sheer revivalism. Burleson is a great songwriter and singer, and the opener, "Wide Open Spaces," even shows shades of Texas predecessor Willie Nelson. Several tracks also find Burleson hunkering down into a beer-soaked ballad while avoiding any twangy, dramatic clichés. He can also slip into cruising Bakersfield-tinged honky tonk with nary a wrinkle ("No Closing Time"). This construction worker and former rodeo competitor has made a debut that puts a lot of platinum artists to shame. It's just plain old country music -- not mainstream, not insurgent, not trad -- that's done right. It's no small wonder that the late Doug Sahm picked Burleson as the flagship artist on his label, Tornado.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/1999
Label: Tornado Records
UPC: 0607287900124
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ed Burleson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Doug Sahm   Guitar
Bill Kirchen   Guitar
Alvin Crow   Fiddle
Dave Carroll   Bass
Ronnie Huckaby   Piano
Lloyd Maines   Steel Guitar
Jon Carroll   Guitar
Johnny Castle   Bass
Jack O'Dell   Drums
Clay Blaker   Acoustic Guitar,Voiceover
Tommy Alverson   Acoustic Guitar,Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Flores   Fiddle
Tommy Detamore   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Richard Burleson   Gut String Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Dan Dreeban   Drums
John Carroll   Guitar
David Carroll   Bass
Jason Roberts   Fiddle

Technical Credits

Jim Lauderdale   Composer
Doug Sahm   Composer,Executive Producer,Fiddle Arrangement
Clay Baker   Composer,Producer
Clay Blaker   Producer
Tommy Detamore   Engineer
Jimmy Hole   Original Graphics
Ed Burleson   Composer
Roy Ashley   Composer

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