:: Ode To Billie Joe ::
:: Seven To One ::
Look at ol' Curly there, using his pedal steel as a card table, with his cute little daughter by his side. I hope that's his daughter. How could it not be his daughter? Same hair helmet. Same face. Jesus, I hope she's his daughter. But nevermind his funny looks and bad cover art, Curly Chalker was a great steel guitar player.
Establishing himself in Nashville at a time when record producers were looking for a new sound, Curly was there to give it to them. His full, jazzy chords sounded like Speedy West with Jimmy Bryant backing him, only Curly could do it all by himself. He played on countless country hits during the 60s and 70s and provided many a juicily bent note on Hee Haw for 18 years.
This solo album takes on a decidedly jazzy tone, sounding somewhat like an afternoon talk show band with a warped pedal steel lead. Sit back and enjoy as "Curls" cranks his dual Peaveys and worms his way into your soul.