This I Gotta See

This I Gotta See

by Andy GriggsAndy Griggs




Andy Griggs has a voice suited for hard country music: strong and gritty, yet his twangy tenor shows just enough vulnerability to coax out a tear or two. Too bad that he has yet to make an album that lives up to that voice. On his third album, This I Gotta See, he delivers a professional, assured contemporary country record that flirts with his harder honky tonk influences, yet it's still the slickest effort he's cut, heavy on sweet ballads and melodic mid-tempo tunes, with a few faster numbers that offer a nice change of pace. These are well-constructed songs and productions, and Griggs sells them well, but they're not particularly memorable; by and large, they're pleasant listening, not captivating, even if his voice demands your attention. At times, he gets a song that gives him a good showcase for his talents -- ballads like "Be Still," or ravers like the lean "Hillbilly Band" -- but when the album ends with the laid-back, soulful, pure country "No Mississippi" (featuring guest appearances by Bekka Bramlett and Delbert McClinton), it's clear that this loose, down-home feel is right for Griggs. He would prosper on an album that was loose, relaxed, and had its heart in pure country. On This I Gotta See, those brief glimpses of straight-ahead country are surrounded by songs that fit the Nashville game plan, and while those are pleasant enough, Griggs is capable of doing something better -- as he proves on moments on this solid album, which is enough to make it worth a listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/10/2004
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765963022
catalogNumber: 59630

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andy Griggs   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Delbert McClinton   Vocals,Background Vocals
Glen Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Chip Davis   Background Vocals
Bekka Bramlett   Vocals,Background Vocals
Dan Dugmore   Dobro,Steel Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Stuart Duncan   Fiddle,Mandolin
Donny Kees   Hand Clapping
Greg Morrow   Percussion,Drums
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Nathan   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer,Hammond B3
Michael Omartian   Piano,Hammond Organ,Hammond B3
Michael Rhodes   Bass,Bass Guitar
Brent Rowan   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Randy Scruggs   Acoustic Guitar,Banjo,Slide Guitar,national steel guitar
Biff Watson   Acoustic Guitar
Russell Terrell   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Neil Thrasher   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping
Wendell Mobley   Hand Clapping
Wes Hightower   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Tony Martin   Composer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Marcus Hummon   Composer
Sonny LeMaire   Composer
Ron Reynolds   Engineer
Darrell Scott   Composer
Randy Scruggs   Producer,Audio Production
Neil Thrasher   Composer
Bob Luther   Composer
Gary Nichols   Composer
Terri Apanasewicz   grooming
Wendell Mobley   Composer
Chris Lindsey   Composer
Bill Luther   Composer
Casey Beathard   Composer
Kris Bergsnes   Composer
Odie Blackmon   Composer
Richard Barrow   Engineer
Shane Minor   Composer
Andy Griggs   Composer
Marvin Green   Composer
Jeff Bates   Composer
Clayton Mills   Composer
Astrid Herbold May   Art Direction
John Paul White   Composer

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