Providence Canyon

Providence Canyon

by Brent Cobb

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Overview

The title Providence Canyon suggests lush, pastoral vistas speckled with mountain dew gleaming in the sunrise. Brent Cobb delivers on that promise, at least on the title track to his second album, but he's too restless a spirit to remain in a mellow groove throughout the course of 11 songs. Which isn't to say Cobb lacks a light touch. One of the chief pleasures of Providence Canyon -- and it's an album with no shortage of pleasures -- is the easiness of Cobb's delivery. He never rushes a song, not when he lays into a thick, swampy groove, settles in for a slow tune, or evokes an outlaw country where all the cowboys would rather act as gentlemen instead of scoundrels. Cobb's versatility is camouflaged in part by his good humor, which makes all his explorations seem accidental, but some of this suppleness can be credited to his cousin Dave Cobb, a Nashville superstar producer whose signature is enhancing the essence of the artists he records. With Brent, Dave has a singer/songwriter who is sly and well versed in the history of country and funky Americana, and who places equal emphasis on the song and the performance. As a result, Providence Canyon is fleet on its feet but also substantial: it's a record that can be enjoyed as a vibe, as sharp musical interplay, and as a set of songs that are malleable yet enduring.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/11/2018
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075678657962
catalogNumber: 567126
Rank: 49056

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brent Cobb   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Mike Harris   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Chris Powell   Percussion,Bongos,Conga,Drums
Brian Allen   Bass
Dave Cobb   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Charlie Worsham   Electric Guitar
Kristen Rogers   Background Vocals
Philip Towns   Piano,Keyboards,Mini Moog,Hammond B3

Technical Credits

Jesse Miller   Composer
Jack Mills   Composer
Mark Stutzman   Illustrations
Greg Gigendad Burke   Art Direction
Adam Hood   Composer
Dave Cobb   Producer
Brent Cobb   Composer
Stephen Smith   Composer
Brandon Bell   Engineer
Jason Saenz   Composer
Neil Medley   Composer
Eddie Spear   Engineer
Adam Fischer   Composer
Michael Harris   Composer
Gena Johnson   Engineer
Evan Donohue   Composer
Bailey Cooke   Composer
Coley Franklin Hinson   Composer
Anthony Cobb   Composer
Scotch Taylor   Composer
Aaron Rattiere   Composer

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