Mead, Chuck / Free State Serenade
Album:Free State Serenade Collection:Country
Artist:Mead, Chuck Added:Feb 2014
Label:Plowboy Records 

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Add Date:2014-03-07 Pull Date:2014-05-09 Charts:Country/Bluegrass
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Album Review
Reviewed 2014-02-28 
Chuck Mead
“Free State Serenade”
Label: Plowboy Records
Reviewed 2/28/14

Great honky-tonk, hillbilly blues and rockabilly from Chuck Mead.
Recorded with his regular band the Grassy Knoll Boys. Mighty excellent.

1 – (3:29) Knee Deep In The Wakarusa River* Mid-tempo country crooner, fine steel.
2 – (5:18) The Devil By Their Side Chugging rock’n’roll tune about Civil War murder.
3 – (2:32) Neosho Valley Sue* Fine swinging number a la Bob Wills.
4 – (4:32) On A Slow Train Through Arkansas* Bluesy rocker, really soulful.
5 – (4:10) Little Ivy* Sad little song of abduction & murder, with banjo & dobro.
6 – (4:00) Evil Wind* Standout rockabilly shouter, about spreading mayhem.
7 – (2:31) Ten Light Years Away* Up-tempo tune about space aliens, fun.
8 – (3:13) Reno County Girl* Pretty country love ballad, really fine.
9 – (3:59) A Short Goodbye* Pulsating, primitive rocker, road song, nice.
10 – (3:18) The Light Of Day* Funny ¾ time morning-after weeper, terrific.
11 – (3:16) Ain’t Nothing Like The Love Of A Woman* Cajun-style song of redemption.
12 – (3:26) Sittin’ On Top Of The Bottom* Growling, gritty rocker from the gutter.

Track Listing
1.Knee Deep In The Wakarusa River 7.Ten Light Years Away
2.The Devil By Their Side 8.Reno County Girl
3.Neosho Valley Sue 9.A Short Goodbye
4.On A Slow Train Through Arkansas 10.The Light Of Day
5.Little Ivy 11.Ain't Nothing Like The Love Of A Woman
6.Evil Wind 12.Sittin' On Top Of The Bottom