Nate Waggoner | Never Tell Me the Odds

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Never Tell Me the Odds

by Nate Waggoner

Bitter love songs, hopeless idealism, and rebellious angst.
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Not Content
3:04 $0.99
2. Tennessee
3:31 $0.99
3. Darling, You Waltzed the Last Dance
3:56 $0.99
4. As My Brother
5:24 $0.99
5. Swiftly
3:08 $0.99
6. Bear Claw Tracks
3:29 $0.99
7. Freedom in Our Eyes
4:46 $0.99
8. Let You Live Free
4:08 $0.99
9. Fishin' For Religion
3:06 $0.99
10. Virginia
3:33 $0.99
11. Kishwaukee River
2:02 $0.99
12. Bitter
4:27 $0.99
13. Undefined
2:29 $0.99
14. I Won't Wear a Necktie in Heaven
2:32 $0.99
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Album Notes
If you like Americana, you must hear this fresh, new talent. The raw and genuine nature of this music strikes the essence of what the genre should be. There are no fancy studio tricks on this cd - it's straight forward and real. You'll notice an Appalachian influence in the music, but it's not hillbilly in the least bit. The well-written songs are mature and sung with a slight native drawl. Nate Waggoner plays guitar, banjo, harmonica, and sings vocals. His friends are musical guests, adding the piano, organ, mandolin, vocal harmonies, electric guitar, drums, violin, slide guitar and upright bass.

"To Nate and the gang I would like to say 'Keep on keepin' on'. It is always good to see a new generation of musicians who are carrying on the acoustic music tradition. They have found out that you do not need a bunch of electronic tricks to produce good music." - Dan Schinhofen, Ramblings of a Madman

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Jordan Garfunkel

Odds Are, This album is full of WIN.
I gave the album a few spins to let it sink in, and I gotta say, that what you have here is pure gold!
from a writer's aspect, this is some great stuff you have here! the harmonies, guitar playing, in fact, all the instrumentation is spot on!
if there was only one down side to this album, being the audiophile I am, it... would be that the recording could have ended up a tad better. it's still really well recorded for a first album! especially how the guitar sounded.
all in all, it's amazing.
This album will have you hooked from the first chord on.


Let me tell you the odds...
Odds are, if you like folk music, if you like acoustic driven tunes, if you dig the DIY concept & hold simple, honest, soulful, songs over tricked out, technologically intense symphonies, you will love Nate Waggoner's work. I've had the chance to see him live a handful of times & I gotta admit he knows how to put on a show; from his witty jokes to the meaning behind his words, one is taken through a plethora of emotions & feelings throughout his set. In Never Tell Me the Odds, Nate really opens up to us about his personal life with songs such as "Virginia" & "Darling, You Waltzed the Last Dance", but it's his darker material such as "Bitter" & "Not Content" that takes us in a ride opposite from what your regular fame/fortune-thirsty-pop-idol-wannabee would find correct to say to appeal to the masses. Don't let this fool you though, Never Tell Me the Odds is surely packed with enough hit singles such as "Freedom in our Eyes" & "Fishin' for Religion" to keep you hooked. Songs such as "As My Brother" really hit the soul, while tracks like "Bear Claw Tracks" stand out from the rest. All in all, I think Never Tell Me the Odds is one of those CDs you put on & won't want to skip a single song.