Four Year Bender / Gettin' Gone
Album: Gettin' Gone   Collection:Country
Artist:Four Year Bender   Added:Apr 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-30 Pull Date: 2019-07-02 Charts: Country/Bluegrass
Week Ending: Jun 30 Jun 23 Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2 May 19 May 12
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 02, 2019: Old Fart at play
Feelin' Lucky
4. Jun 21, 2019: Traditions
You Would Know
2. Jul 05, 2019: Butter and Jams
Gettin' Gone
5. Jun 18, 2019: That's not Bluegrass
You Would Know
3. Jun 28, 2019: Traditions
A Mile Away
6. Jun 14, 2019: Traditions
A Mile Away, Comin' Home

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-23
Reviewed: 2018-04-23
Genre: Country
FCCs: none
Review: This is a rebirth of a band, a song cycle indirectly examining songwriter & guitarist Smith’s battle with alcoholism that derailed the band while in its prime and on the cusp of national recognition.
Still, Smith’s personal struggles imbue the album with a newfound introspection and maturity, true to the sound and format of the band’s debut album, but through the lens of hindsight that gives his writing and singing broader emotional impact. The group is composed of well-established Bay Area session players.
If You Like: Gram Parsons, Flying Burrito Bros., Merle Haggard. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Broken Hearted – guitar starts> midtempo song about lost love> pedal steel solo> midtempo song> quick fade
*2/ A Mile Away – pedal steel guitar starts> midtempo song> pedal steel solo> fade
*3/ Follow You Always – drums start> rocking midtempo love song> electric guitar solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
**4/ You Would Know – gu8tar starts> uptempo song> fade
*5/ Feelin’ Lucky – slide guitar starts> midtempo song about a relationship> beautiful slide guitar solo> uptempo song> quick stop
***6/ Comin’ Home – rocking uptempo song about struggling with alcoholism> crescendo end
**7/Annalee – guitar starts> uptempo song about the end of a relationship> pause> guitar break> quick stop
8/ Won’t Be Long – guitar starts> midtempo song> chorus kicks in> fade
***9/ Gettin’ Gone – pedal steel starts> uptempo song> rocking pedal steel solo> uptempo song> fade
*9/ Happy Hour Blues – piano starts> midtempo drinking song> quick song
*10/ The Ride – guitar starts> midtempo love song> builds in volume> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Broken Hearted   6. Comin' Home
2. A Mile Away   7. Annatee
3. Follow You Always   8. Won't Be Long
4. You Would Know   9. Gettin' Gone
5. Feelin' Lucky   10. Happy Hour Blues
  11. The Ride