The Chasers seek to revitalize an all but forgotten genre of music that is surprisingly still popular- Traditional Country.
SInce our groups inception in 2008, the never-ending struggle to find paying venues has landed us in some weird situations; from playing in the back of an antique store to head-lining at a picture frame factory. Along the way we've learned to modify our sound to suit the needs of the audience; whether that means playing R&B, Gospel, Rock, or the unique blend of Down-home Scuttle-butt Boot-scoot Country that we have come to love. We're not talking Taylor Swift or Miranda Lambert here, but pure old-school Honky-Tonk with scorching fast guitar leads in the style of Ricky Skaggs, Vince Gill, Danny Gatton, Dwight Yoakum, Skip Ewing, etc., as well as tear-jerking ballads from the likes of Johnny Paycheck, George Jones, George Strait, and others. Our vision is to produce an album paying homage to these juke-joint heroes with our own road-tested renditions of country classics. Our last self-produced album, "She Can't Dance to the Blues", began to address some of the issues a working band faces in the line of duty; now we want to take it a step further and showcase some of the music we actually have to play to survive in a Midwest market.
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We have often had to work with what we have to get the best sound possible, using very limited resources. Our last project was recorded on a digital 16 track that promptly exploded the minute I was done mixing the album. We have since purchased Apple Logic software, but need funds to buy a computer tower to run it, and buy a couple quality microphones. Also we would like to hire additional musicians to provide support on keyboards, harmonica, and steel guitar. We prefer to do all the mixing and mastering ourselves, as this leaves greater room for creative freedom and control over the finished product. I feel my past work speaks for itself as far as getting a good mix, though I admit it is a continuing learning process. Check out some of our Blues music at http://www.reverbnation.com/jdandthechasers or our website www.JDChasers.com. We take pride in delivering a quality product, and I think this would be a fun and unique project for everyone involved.
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