David Wood is not new to country – his new CD, “David Wood Country” - being his third CD release. He is, however completely country – many would say old country and he does a fine job with his southern drawl. David says he is “north of 65 years old now” and just taking a new direction in life and loving it. For years he managed and represented other artists but now finds that he loves writing, singing and performing himself.
The first song – “The Dash” – is a thought-provoking story-song about how we live our lives. The dash he is referring to is the dash between the dates of one’s death i.e., 1927 – 1997. It ‘s not the year one was born nor the year one passed but how one lived the years between and how one lived their “dash”. Simple thought – great idea! We all need to live our “dash” to the best of our ability!
“Ride the Wild West - Cowabunga” is the third track and is a catchy tune combining surfers and cowboys in a sport called “dirt surfing” and is done to the beat of a ‘60’s surfer song. The cowboys and surfers alike hop their horses, gather up their “boards” and head to the dirt in the country to go “Cowabunga – Yahoo” surfing! Yikes ---- look out for the cactus!!
No good country album is complete without a “Beer Drinkin’ Song”! David sings about the pleasures of a good beer after a hard day’s work involving construction, truck driving or losing one’s wife and kids to a divorce. The sway of this song reminds one of guitars, bottles of Lone Star beer high in the air as one waves the beer back and forth while singing the chorus.
The CD rounds out with “This Old House”, “Following a Full Moon”, “Blue Light Lady”, “I’d Die for You’, “Can’t Dance to the Blues”, “I Bet on You”, “Let Me Heal Your Broken Heart” and “Somebody Loses, Somebody Wins”. It’s a fun album of life – love, loss, sport and drinking – straight from the country. Cowabunga!!!
You can learn more about David at www.DavidWoodCountry.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
Calamity Annie, CMTT Music Reviewer
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