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Leslie Tom: High Maintenance
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|Tom, Leslie - High Maintenance CD 1|
|01||Cowboy Talkin'||Leslie Tom|| |
|02||I'll Take The Fifth||Leslie Tom|| |
|03||I Love Texas More Than You (with Ray Benson)||Leslie Tom|| |
|04||Mud||Leslie Tom|| |
|05||One Woman||Leslie Tom|| |
|06||Boys In The Band||Leslie Tom|| |
|07||What Do I Do With Me Now||Leslie Tom|| |
|08||Bless This Barbeque||Leslie Tom|| |
|09||Don't Call Him A Cowboy||Leslie Tom|| |
|10||Devil On The Left||Leslie Tom|| |
|11||What's Wrong With This Picture||Leslie Tom|| |
|12||Proverbs||Leslie Tom|| |
Leading with her irresistible vocals and proclivity for grounded storytelling, Leslie has worked extensively with some of country music’s finest players, from honky-tonk piano veteran and Country Music Hall of Famer Hargus “Pig” Robbins (Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Sturgill Simpson) and pedal-steel genius Lloyd Green (George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Charley Pride) to Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson. Leslie has also had the honor of sharing stages with Lee Roy Parnell, Gene Watson and Kevin Fowler, and played the 2017 ZiegenBock Music Festival alongside such acts as Aaron Lewis, Josh Abbott Band, Blackberry Smoke, Whiskey Myers and Jamestown Revival.
On Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams—recorded at Nashville’s Cinderella Sound Studios and produced by John Macy (Los Lobos, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band)—Leslie once again enlists Lloyd Green on steel and is joined by a long list of talented musicians, including Andy Hall of The Infamous Stringdusters (dobro on the somber “Angel of Death”), Walter Hartman (drums), Joe Reed (bass), Eugene Moles (guitar), Todd Moore (drums), Lindsey Brown (bass), Ben Waligoske (acoustic guitar) and Matt Weesner (wurlitzer). Alabama singer and songwriter Larry Nix can be heard throughout the record singing in perfect harmony with Leslie.
Like many origin stories, the concept for this album—which began as an EP and contains a healthy mix of Hank covers and Hank-inspired originals—stemmed from a seemingly ordinary conversation. Talking merch at the bar of an album listening party for Casey James Prestwood & The Burning Angels, Leslie nonchalantly expressed the need for “some new swag.” Her husband—an industrial engineer by education and who “has not one creative bone in his body”—looked at her stone-faced and said, “I think you should do a shirt that says, ‘Are you ready for some Hanky Panky?’” The spontaneous double entendre echoing in her ears, she replied, “Where the hell have you been hiding for the last 10 years?” That moment led to Ain’t It Something’s song of the same name, co-written with and featuring Roger Miller’s son, Dean Miller (George Jones, Jamey Johnson). “Are you ready for some Hanky Panky,” they drawl over shuffling beat, cranking up the honky-tonk mojo.