From a Jack to a King
My name is Jason Richison and I am proud to say that we have some amazing talent on this album! Joplin, MO is home to some of the finest pickers and singers you will ever find. Among them is a man named Dewayne Bowman who can sing Ray Price better than, if I dare say, Ray Price himself ! There is also a guitar monster (and I don't use that phrase lightly,) named Charlie Loveless, who plays like no one you've ever heard before. If you enjoy honky-tonk piano, your ears will be delighted to hear what Chris Kissel can do with a good country arrangement. With Randy Vanderpool on bass guitar and Johnny Winters on drums, all of these songs have an undeniable country beat that is sure to get your feet tapping. Shawn Howe has provided all the fiddle flavor you hear throughout this project while three very talented steel guitar men (Dave Muskgrave, Jerry Rich, and Johnny Rose) supply us with all the string bending pleasure any one album should be allowed. Female vocal harmony doesn't get any sweeter than what Shana Lynette Stone has brought to the table. And if that's not enough, you might be interested to know that the disc is an enhanced CD. You can put it in your computer and see about ten minutes of actual studio session video footage, listen to a radio interview, scroll through some pictures, or click onto my web link. The insert also folds out and you can see and read more about the band members and get the 'inside story' of how this project came together. We have had very good unsolicited response so far and I honestly believe you will not be disappointed. One fan told me that out of the 600 CD's she owns, From A Jack To A King was the best all-round package!