Freight Train Deluxe
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Freight Train Deluxe

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"Rootsville's Women Music And Trucks Review"

I can say nothing but good things about this CD. You can hear clear influences of the aforementioned bands, yet Christopher has a unique sound. The first song "There You Are" is actually still the most from Robbie Robertson (The Band) composition. This I give to higher regions in which this man with a first workpiece already able to travel. The five-string banjo is ubiquitous, and so distorted the telecaster. A rare combination that works wonderfully here. Listen to "Eighteen Wheels and a Padded Room" and you're with me. If I may highlight some songs, I prefer to "Long Distance Love" do a compo Lowell George, and two versions of "Fools Argument". But the catchy bluegrass song "Women, Music and Trucks" is eligible. In fact it is not fair to single out here and get the ereschavotje to post because they are all ten very strong. Some names that rise to me when listening to this record were Jimmy LaFave, John Mellencamp, Steve Forbert and Fred Eaglesmith. I would like Delbert McClinton "Pretty Woman" like to sing, the pieces would fly off. - Rootsville Magazine

"MusicReview Unsigned's Women Music And Trucks Review"

Nashville,Tennessee,United States has giving birth to a fine blues musician Chris Floyd, from an early age he must have been spoonfed blues as the ten tracks he's put together on this album signifies everything about the blues, Chris plays some great harmonica through out the album if your an Alman Bro's fan you will love Freight Train Deluxe only instead of the guitar taking the show the harmonica does on this album and its top class playing too, track three "Pretty Women" has some powerful playing on it with a real southern blues feel the guitars are lazy and sit back with the beat and the vocals have that gospel charisma about them, Chris does some lovely harmonica solo work on here too. Track four "Fools Argument" this has got some pure country blues feel with solid bluegrass roots coming from Tony Wray on Banjo and Wayne Benson on Mandolin, excellent tune.Track six "I know you rider" is you typical twelve bar blues with a twist, the charm of a funky bass line and a sexy guitar riff does it for me excellent stuff! you can hear some Chicago Blues creeping into the mix but the Harmonica keeps the southern feel to the song. Overall Freight Train Deluxe have got a fine album here and a must to have in your blues collection!
Review by T.Halpin

RANK:***** 5 out of 6 - MusicReview Unsigned


Women Music And Trucks



Christopher Floyd grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Around the age of eight, Chris began his love of rock and roll, listening to artists like, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers, among many others. By the age of eleven, Chris was introduced to the Grateful Dead and quickly became a permanent fan. The Dead’s multi-genre style would open the doors to appreciating Blues and Country music. The former heard on pioneering FM radio station, WHFS and the latter heard while working in local gas stations. Again, due to the Dead’s influence and the D.C. area being a hotbed for Bluegrass music, Chris became a lifelong fan of Bluegrass of all stripes. At the age of sixteen he fell in love with the harmonica, playing and singing every chance he could. About the same time, he became passionate about Little Feat, who in the Washington area had some of their most loyal and rabid fans. A few years later Chris was asked to join The Rock Creek Band, a critically acclaimed local bluegrass band. The young man’s banjo influenced harmonica stylings fitting right in with the band’s progressive sound. After a couple years Chris moved to SW Virginia, living with Janette Carter, daughter of AP and Sarah Carter, playing in her son’s country band. 1989 found him taking the long bus ride to Nashville, arriving in the Music City having no job, car, or place to stay. A few years later while working on a degree in music business, Chris acquired his commercial drivers license, as a way to make a living while completing his degree. Over a million miles later, with many club and studio gigs as a sideman behind him, the truck driver, proud owner of his 1995 Peterbilt, has finally put it all together in his self produced cd: Freight Train Deluxe, Women Music, and Trucks! A collection of six, honest, earned the hard way, unpretentious originals, lovingly rounded out with three carefully chosen covers. With a voice influenced by Lowell George and reminiscent of John Mellencamp and Delbert Mclinton, Chris Floyd delivers these songs with warmth and passion. If genre mixing, jam oriented music such as The Band, Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker, Little Feat, is what you enjoy, this is an artist you must check out.