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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-03-07 Pull Date: 2014-05-09 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: May 4 Apr 27 Apr 20 Apr 13 Apr 6 Mar 30 Mar 23
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 04, 2023: The Iron Skillet
Knee Deep In The Wakarusa River
4. Oct 15, 2022: The Iron Skillet
Sittin' On Top Of The Bottom
2. Jul 29, 2023: The Iron Skillet
On A Slow Train Through Arkansas
5. Jul 16, 2022: The Iron Skillet
The Devil By Their Side
3. Mar 25, 2023: The Iron Skillet
Sittin' On Top Of The Bottom
6. Apr 30, 2022: The Iron Skillet
Evil Wind

Album Review
Joseph
Reviewed 2014-02-28
Chuck Mead
“Free State Serenade”
Label: Plowboy Records
Joseph
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