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Plush and Folky
I liked this song. It featured a strong male lead vocal, nice backing vocals, not just singing harmony against the root, but adding counterpoint as well.

The lyrics are wonderful, and paint a nice visual, matching the emotion present in the lead vocal.

The acoustic guitar backing was well performed, but I felt the sound was a little bright - it sounded as if it might have been recorded direct. Not usually a good choice for acoustic guitar, as you tend to lose all that yummy bottom end richness.

The harmonies on this are really great, and fortify this enough to keep the orchestration as minimal as it is.

Personally, if I was producing this - I would insist on re-cutting the guitars to get a better sound - the performance is great, so this is not a knock on the guitarist.

Overall a great song that conveys it's mood appropriately.

Maestropup*
Detroit, MI

*Mark Meisel is an award winning singer/songwriter. He has performed for audiences on five continents. He was a founding member of Opie's Dream, where he enjoyed critical and commercial success. - Garageband.com


All Right!
Lyrics: "grass grows over a younger man's tracks" & SO many great lines here, tale about life lived, looking back & life movin on, good/bad - just goes. "called me the kid, the fights were 2nd rate" hey, really sweet tune -- deeper/darker V.N reference - nice blends vocally here "Scatter My Ashes" -- "Where The Wind Blows" both would work as title! Melody: haven't heard any songs w/exact same melody, so - original, rapid pace w/good melodic structure. Arrangement: allows vocal (up-front) & limited instruments works just right - Best wishes w/lyrical talent!

D.Robbins
San Gregorio, California
GB Music Reviews
Oct. 2006
- Garageband.com


Too Many Good Lines To Mention
This is a song chock full of outstanding lyrics, but the one that REALLY stands out is "The Devil's Dealing The Hand They Played". The melody is superb, evoking times long gone...perfect for the tone of the song. You could not possibly have arranged this any better, either. The guitar work is exemplary, and the storyline....damn, I wished I had written this, what can I say?

DeeRange
Las Vegas, NV
GB Music Reviews
Oct. 2006 - Garageband.com


"Smooth sound. The music is on and hits you deep. Very Impressive." !

Jeff Hightower- Columnist
August 2005 in review

- Nashville Rocks. Net


"Chris Whitney is the type of artist you instantly believe. Soft spoken and understated until he strikes the first chord of his set, then Whitney comes alive with heartfelt, well crafted ballads that run the gammet of emotion from sweetly sentimental to Haunting. Chris gave me a CD the first time we met that keeps me company on late night drives home from Nashville. So download a track or two, better yet buy the CD or best of all check Chris out at one of his writers nights and have a drink with him after the show."

Kyle T. Zimmerman
Professor of Theatre
Campus Reviews Feb. 2006 - Middle Tennessee State University


Listen to these songs...amazing!

Kris Kratky - A&R
The Indie Show
Oct. 2005
www.independentradionetwork - The Indie Show


Discography

"Southern Draw Band" produced by: Chris Whitney (1998)
"An acoustic compilation" Chris whitney ( 2000 )

"Deep in the Heart of Texas" produced by: Tommy Alverson ( 2002 )

Currently in the studio recording a new CD due out SPRING 2009 Produced by Sam Mathews @"Reign On Me" Productions which will feature Sam and fellow recording artists such as Walter Finch of Bryan Duncans touring band.

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Managed and produced by Samuel Mathews of New Sound Productions Seattle WA.
FACT SHEET/CHRONOLOGY
Moved to LA/Palos Verdes Valley area of Southern California just out of high school
Performed at various Churches, coffee shops and songwriter venues from Palos Verde Valley in California thru Texas, Florida and living on Music Row in Nashville, TN for 2 yrs. networking while honing writing and performance skills.
Founded the "Southern Draw Band" (Dallas/Ft Worth Tx) in 1997 - 1999 ( they are still gigging ! )
Graduated from "Cover Bands" to independent music showcases in Texas, Florida and Nashville

Notable Appearances: w/my band Southern Draw:
1997-1999 numerous appearances w / local Radio Stations 99.5 "The Wolf" & 105.1 " Young Country" at
Local Venues and festivals mostly in Dallas/Ft.Worth and a Grand Finale in Nashville Arkansas
Joined Jay Johnson in 1999- WRITING & PERFORMING all original music with local success
AAA Venues/Radio Promo & Festivals across Texas
Released "Deep in the Heart of Texas"a songwriter's collaboration C.D. produced by "Texas Great" Tommy Alverson
( Uno Mas Cerveza ) in 2001

Discovered by Jim McBride and Jerry Salley at The Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Perdido Key Florida (Jim and Jerry are Nashville writers for "Johnnny Lee, Alan Jackson, Reba Macintyre, Steven Curtis Chapman" who's hits include; "Looking for Love" (in all the wrong places) "You can Bet Your Heart on Me" "Chatahoochee", "Little Bitty" "His Strength is Perfect", "Hiding Place"

Notable : on-air live performances w/Jay Johnson
KBEC 1390 Waxahachie, TX
KHYI 95.3 Dallas TX
KATP 101.9 Amarillo TX
KCUB 98.3 Stephenville TX
Open for The Derailers / PoorDavids Pub
Open for Bruce Robison / Poor Davids Pub
Rockzilla Awards Show and Americana review w/ Cooder Graw and Rev. Horton Heat
Shiner Sundays at Love & War in Texas
Live broadcasts on KHYI 95.3
Love & War in Texas w/ Jack Ingram
Summerfest at Baja Beach w/ 99.5 "The Wolf" 2001
Pickin' in the Pines Music Festival- Pine Mills TX 2000-2001
The Golden Light - Amarillo TX
The Blue Light - Lubbock TX
Americana JAM Music Festival 2000 & 2001with artists such as Pat Green & Miranda Lambert
Tommy Alverson's Annual Family Gathering Music Fest '00 - '01
Wild Wild West festival- Dallas TX
Raz on the Braz Music Festival '00 - '01
Wildscape Farms Festival - Ft. Worth, TX
Thirsty Armadillo- Stockyards in Ft. Worth TX
Ricks on the Bricks - Tyler TX
White Elephant Saloon- Ft. Worth Stockyards CD Release w/ Tommy Alverson
Texas Music Nation Celebration MUSIC FESTIVAL

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival in Perdido Key, Florida ( Floribama )
Characters Songwriters Cafe in Perdido Key FL. regular performer- Owned & hosted by Larry and Gale Book ( NSAI Reg. Dir. )
Currently working and recording in Seattle with various artists/engineers including Sam Matthews of "Bryan Duncan and NehoSoul"
Sal Salvador, Troy Kelso, and Sound Media Productions Recording Studio ( Seattle ) and other Nashville artists! includin Leah Corbitt.