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"Peterbuilt" sticks with the tried and true formula that has served the country music genre so well for so many years. Presenting seven tales of love gone bad, drinking, being broke, and getting made a fool of, Peterbuilt delivers a great sounding record that would make Nashville proud. Whether you like classic or modern country music, I think "Peterbuilt" is going to do it for you. Kicking off with The Empty Bottle, the pedal steel immediately sets the mood and there's pure country misery in the singer's voice as he sings "twice removed, I'm feeling blue, I'd rather sleep on the sidewalk, than sleep next to you. It's never quite enough, just to throw out my stuff. You had to talk about my ma, and sell my baseball cards. So I have to drink all day, just to take my mind away. I don't care what people say; I know she’ll never love me anyway. You'll see my name in the obituary, before you ever see a wedding day." In true country tradition, most of the songs have themes that most regular folks can relate to. Hell, probably more people than will admit to it have been screwed over by a vindictive ex-lover. And who hasn't drunk to forget? Feel Like A Fool follows along the same lines. It's about a girl who leaves a guy, but not before she cleans him out. It’s classic country. It reminds me of the Amazing Rhythm Aces, if anybody remembers them. It also reminded me a little of Hank Williams. Its slower tempo and harmonies, along with the pedal steel, almost gives it a "high lonesome" sound. It doesn't quite reach that level, but it's close enough that I'm sure they could do it, no problem. One of my favorites is Heaven. Its bouncy bass line and catchy melody make this the toe-tapping sing-along song on the record. There are more harmonies on the “Eaglesque” Times Like These, which have a hint of The Best of My Love to them. Half Way takes "a green pill to keep my heart rate down, and I take a blue one to help me get up and get around. Exercise a little each day and at nighttime I drink it away. Life ain't nothing but a mix of the in between. Guess I'll meet myself halfway, hope to see another day. I got a pocket full of cash and a mailbox filled with bills that I have to pay. It's the end of the month. It all comes at once, but I'm going out drinking anyway. I wrote a check for the phone and threw the other bills away." It's country prioritizing at its best. The production on this album is excellent. It has a great commercial sound, without sounding too slick. Pedal steel, dobro, banjo, fiddle, piano and the guitar all have a real presence. Vocals are mixed front and center. The whole recording has a nice room-filling sound. Like I said upfront, if you like country music, I think you're definitely going to like "Peterbuilt" from Peterbuilt. The songwriting is strong and the playing is superb. I think I can say with confidence, these guys are the real deal. Chesapeake Music Monthly by Michael Macey
- Chesapeake Music Monthly


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Pete Best- Bio

Age: 29
Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Background: Began playing in rock and roll cover bands at age 18.
Best started his first country band in July 2003, called The Pete Best Band.
Influences: Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and The Beatles

In early 2003, Pete started writing his own country songs and finished his first song called “The Empty Bottle.” His new style of writing led him to start his first country band, called the The Pete Best Band, which was a combination of country/rock cover’s mixing in his own originals. In the summer of 2005, with the addition of new band members and a few phone calls from an upset ex-Beatles drummer, Pete changed the name to “Peterbuilt”, which has become the local premier country band in the Annapolis/Baltimore/ Washington DC area. At that time, Best starting working with local producer, John Grant and recording/co-producing his first 7 song EP called “Drinking, Crying and Singing”, which came out in the spring of 2005. Playing local gigs in support of the new EP, started to bring more recognition to the band, which led to support from local radio station 103.1 FM, WRNR, Annapolis, MD. With live on air performances and playing the station’s sponsored shows Pete began to gain a loyal audience.

Early 2006, Pete recorded 3 new songs, which included “Wendy Think”, “If I Make It” and Those I’s. This led to regional attention in management and booking agencies. In Sept. 2006, Pete made his first trip to Nashville, which led to appointments with a few labels/publishing companies, after receiving positive feedback on his material, Best spent the next couple months writing new material and expanding his song catalogue to over thirty songs. With local promoters noticing Pete’s strong live performances, his band were offered direct support with country rockers Jack Ingram (Sept. 2006) and Pat Green (Nov. 2006), which showcased Pete’s star qualities as a song writer and performer. Pete has just finished up the hit song “No More Me”, which has been requested by the elite country radio market. His new CD will drop this fall 2007 and we are looking forward to a great future for Pete and his music!

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