Going Back to Tennessee
Going Back to Tennessee is an 8 song collection of country flavored music. Michael Desselle (The artist formerly known as Molten Mike) has created an intriguing stew of country genres with songs that are sure to please the most discerning country fans. Michael has penned stories that will captivate the imagination. The title track 'Going Back to Tennessee' is an uptempo shuffle about returning to the mountains to see the girl he left behind. The lyric starts with 'She's got a little red pick up truck, she drew a smile on a dixie cup, oh yeah' and the chorus 'I'm Going Back to Tennessee, I've got a girl on top of that mountain I know she's waitin for me, I'm going back to the one I love, She's got the body of a devil but the face, the face of an angel above'. Perfect for line dancing! Track 2 is a tribute to all of our troops. 'Thank a Soldier' is a patriotic song and pays homage to all our soldiers and veterans. This song has been performed live many times and was released as a single in 2010. Audiance response to this song has been incredible. Track 3 'Gas on the Flames' is a protest song that shows the irony of conspiracy theories. This one is very serious and controversial. Track 4 'Low-Tech Redneck' is a hilarious spoof on the buzz words surrounding the computer age. Every line is a laugh and the song serves as a powerful counterweight to Track 3. Track 5 is a beautiful Country Wedding Waltz with warm lyrics and excellent back up harmonies. A great love song. Track 6 is an uptempo Country- Rock song about Cowgirls another good line dance tune and one the girls should love. Track 7 is a break-up love song that tells an inteeresting tale of third party influence. Track 8 is a Bluegrass, Porch Music song that extols the virtues of 'That old time music, It never gets Old' The instrumentation is diverse on the album and the players read like a who's who of Bay Area Country musicians. Michael is on every cut playing Accoustic guitar. Sprinkled throughout the album are the stylings of Ace recording artist Kenny K on Pedal Steel, Electric Guitar, and Dobro. Canadian 'Fiddler John' Richard brings the unmistakeable country fildlle lines, National Award winner Billy Sandlin is on Banjo, Recording artist Glenn Stevenson is on Stand up and Electric Bass, Bill 'Julio' Barrett is on Piano, along with Glenn Laubaugh on Piano and String Synthesizer, Randall Ierna is on percussion, Ralph Famiglietti is on Mandolin and Back up vocals are by April Yerger and Linda Carmichael. The production and mix of this CD are excellent. The vocals are clear and crisp and The CD includes the words for all the songs. 'Going Back To Tennessee'' is Michael Desselle's 6th full length disc. His previous CD's have all tracked to #1 on MP3tunes and Michael has received 12 awards and nominations including best singer/songwriter, best guitarist and best entertainer.