This article is way overdue. It’s about a singer/songwriter who still knows what country music is supposed to sonnd like. The name George Ducas may be new to some of our readers. But, anyone who has been following Country’s Chatter since we started back in 2008 has heard that name before. I just can’t believe the last article about him we posted was way back in October 2013, when he released his awesome album, “4340”.
George released another album about a month ago, and I’ve really been meaning to tell you all about it ever since that release date. But sometimes, our best laid out plans get interrupted by life. And, that’s what has been happening around our offices lately. But, we’ve got it for you now, and you are definitely going to want to put this music on your playlist.
This is the fourth album from George, but in addition to that, he has written songs for many other artists over the years. “Yellow Rose Motel” is now streaming on Spotify, which gives everyone the opportunity to check him out before you purchase a copy of his CD for yourself. And, if you’d like a signed copy of “Yellow Rose Motel” (or any of his other CD’s), visit his website store and do some shopping. They have awesome t-shirts, too.
One short paragraph from the very interesting “About” section of his website, tells us “Born in Texas City, Texas between Houston and Galveston, George Ducas’ family wasn’t a particularly musical one, leaving Ducas to take the reins of his own music education. He did benefit from hearing a steady diet of Willie Nelson and Texas singer-songwriters Jerry Jeff Walker and Guy Clark around the house, and taught himself how to play guitar around the age of 12. He later expanded his learning to both blues and rock.” I hope you will all run over to his website and read the rest of this. You’ll get a very good look at what George Ducas is all about.
First the track list, then I’m going to tell you a little about some of the music you will hear on the “Yellow Rose Motel” album.
1. Don’t Leave Her Lonely
2. Country Badass
3. Baby Mama
5. I’m All In
6. Old Timers
7. Unlove You
8. I Got This
9. Why Start Now
10. Cold Bud
11. Preachers And Pushers
12. Yellow Rose Motel
When I started the album, and heard just the beginning of “Don’t Leave Her Lonely”, I decided that was my favorite song on the album. I hadn’t even listened to the rest, but I though – this is the one. Then “Country Badass” came on. This is a story set to music. It’s the kind that starts off with a line that takes you in. You have to stop what you are doing, listen to the rest, and you find yourself getting anxious to see where it’s going. “Hey, Country Badass. Is that your jacked-up pickup truck outside?” And, it’s not just the lyrics, it’s the melody. Really a great combination of words and music – and story.
But, I listened on, and I realized that the “Country Badass” wasn’t going to be my favorite song either. The title “Baby Mama” may not seem like the title for a romantic song, but it is. It talks about love, marriage and forever. This is an up-tempo, toe-tapping kind of song.
George slows things down a bit with the next song, “Eastwood”. If the listener hasn’t noticed by now that George is really good at singing stories, they will notice when he gets to this song. Sometimes I can listen to a song with my eyes closed, and see a movie. “Eastwood” is one of those songs.
I’m not going to try to tell you about every song on this album. I really you all to listen. And, let me know what you think about George and his music. When you listen to “Old Timers”, really listen. He starts by telling us about a minerand a soldier, and reminds us that they are all oour fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, preachers, teachers, old timers. Like many of George’s songs, this one has a message, and is very thought-provoking.
By now you probably figured out that you aren’t going to hear the name of my favorite song on this album. One is just as good as the next – they are all favorites now.
I didn’t tell you about all of the songs, but you know where to find them. I recommend this album for every country music fan. I’m going to leave you with a few more links to his social media. In addition to his website, be sure to visit his Facebook page, and Twitter. Be sure to check out the other social media links listed on his website, too.
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