Vic Frierson is 6 feet, 8 inches, 290 pounds of smoooooth! And, Th'owback is the perfect title for his debut CD ! Th'owback features 9 songs written and composed by Vic; as well as, uniquely original renditions of Brenda Russell's venerable classic, 'Get Here' (ft. a prelude from Stevie Wonder's 'Superwoman') and the timeless gospel standard, 'His Eye Is On The Sparrow'. On every song, Vic's soulful vocal presentations provide a refreshing reminder of the finest, smoothest male vocalists of our time - and, he does so in a style that is distinctively his own! Th'owback's is 11 songs that tell a story. It's music and messages tell stories whose elements are gleaned from the past, as well as, from the present. It's an, albeit unfinished, story of loves and of losses; of triumphs and of tribulations; of accomplishments and of challenges. It both celebrates and juxtaposes who we were and who we are. It's where "The Andy Griffith Show" (the black & white episodes, of course) meets "Countdown: with Keith Olbermann"! Th'owback is more profound that it is profane. It does not apologize for making you feel romance; or nostalgia; or anger; or happy; or for making you think. That's on purpose! In addition to providing a forum in which to showcase his own lead & background vocal prowess, Vic's Th'owback collection presents two dynamic female vocalists; Mycah Chevalier & Ika. Mycah's turn on the album's bonus track - a duet version of the haunting love song, 'Who Are They To Say?' - helps make that tune a beautiful instant classic. Newcomer Ika perfectly provides the haunting, recurring chant that is the thread throughout, '(Love Always) Breaks Your Heart'. Then, she does no less than to bring the song to life with her lyrical, almost spiritual ad libs throughout the piece's latter verses and postlude. Finally, - but far, far from least - Th'owback is a testament to the true artfulness of Dawoud Said, the project's producer and principal musician. His creative vision is the force, above all others, that helped make Th'owback an artistic triumph. He is the best kept secret in music!