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Who is Rusty Gear?: CT-native singer-songwriter and recording artist
StYLE: American truck driving country; classic country-western; blues-jam rock
for fans of: Delbert McClinton, Stephen Stills, jerry reed, cW McCAll, Marshall Tucker Band.
new album: happy ending
produced by tony sarno
recorded at southern ground, Nashville TN
“Happy Ending” is the first album release of Rusty Gear, an American singer-songwriter and recording artist, whose earnest, deep-roots style is a mix of 70's-Style Truck Driving Country, Rock n Roll and rustic, Jam-friendly Blues. Citing influences including Delbert McClinton, Stephen Stills, and Marshall Tucker Band, Rusty Gear has created an album that will have sure-fire appeal to fans of all things-Americana.
The Connecticut-native Gear recorded his album at the legendary Southern Ground recording studio in Nashville, TN. The album was produced by Tony Sarno and features elite Nashville session musicians including Sarno on Guitars, Clayton Ivey on Piano and Hammond Organ, Bob Wray on Bass, Ken Coomer on Drums and Percussion, Pat Severs on Pedal Steel, Lisa Silver and Kira Small on Background Vocals, Jim Horn on Saxophones and Mike Haynes on Trumpet. The album was mixed by Leslie Richter, and mastered at Rodney Mills Masterhouse.
The diverse storytelling album includes the upbeat anthem, “Jake Brakes,” a song that will surely bring a smile to truckers everywhere. When you hear the sound of a Jake Brake, you know there’s a big rig coming down the road. The title-track “Happy Ending” is a classic saga of the traveling cowboy, and the girl he has waiting at home. “Dibba Dibba” is a fun and witty reflection of the state of political correctness in the modern age.
The album is rounded out by four classic covers that have been interpreted in a style that is all Rusty Gear: “Love the One You’re With,” by Stephen Stills; “Bright Lights, Big City” by Jimmy Reed, “You Aint Goin’ Nowhere” by Bob Dylan, and “Dead Flowers” by the Rolling Stones.