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Stomping Ground

by Shane Adkins

The first CD from the 2003 International Thumbpicking Champion and the 2005 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Shane Adkins. This CD showcases eleven of his original songs.
Genre: Country: Traditional Country
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1. Stomping Ground
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2. Southern Mars
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3. One Mile East of Hazel Green
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4. Beans and Taters
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5. Something I've Done Right
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6. Take Good Care of My Baby
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7. New Market Blues
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8. Grandpa's Western Swing
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9. Flint River Blues
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10. Red Dirt Boogie
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11. Purple Hull Peas
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12. Paradise
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13. Beaumont Rag
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14. I'm Telling You Now
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15. Cannonball Rag
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16. Dixie
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Shane Adkins invites you to celebrate with him the completion of his first CD, STOMPING GROUND. Inside STOMPING GROUND, you will find samples of Americana Music at its best. Country, bluegrass, western swing, traditional folk, and even the blues are waiting at every turn.

STOMPING GROUND is filled with songs about the people and the places that Shane loves. It has been said that the listener instantly feels a bond to the music that he sings and plays.

"I write about real life and like to see people smile when I sing because I know they are feeling connected to the song," says Shane.

His audiences are always treated to a mixture of easy wit and astonishing talent. Shane is forever ready to tell a story for a chuckle or two. Listen to "Purple Hull Peas" or "Grandpa's Western Swing" for a bit of his story telling. Just when he's tickled your funny bone, he'll surprise you with a sentimental tune to warm your heart. "Something I've Done Right" and "Southern Mars" are touching illustrations of this.

Shane began playing music around the age of 14. He was lucky enough to have grandparents in the famed area of Muhlenburg County, Kentucky (Listen to "Paradise" to learn more about Muhlenburg County). Muhlenburg County is the birthplace of thumb picking, a method of finger style guitar. One of the men that originated thumb picking was named Mose Rager. Mose inspired many guitarists with his unique style of music including Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. When Shane visited Kentucky, he was tremendously blessed to join in on jam sessions with Mose in his home. Shane's music has been heavily influenced by Mose, Merle, and Chet. Thumb picking is a living part of Shane and he counts it a privilege to carry on the torch lit by these famous musicians. In August 2003, Shane was thrilled to receive the honor of being named the International "Home of the Legends" Thumb Picking Champion. He compares this honor to winning an Olympic gold medal for thumb picking. In September of 2005, he traveled to Winfield, KS to enter the coveted International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship. The trip was worthwhile because he brought home the 1st place trophy and a new Larrivee guitar.

Well, if by now you are wondering what thumb picking actually is, here is a simple explanation. When performing a tune, the guitarist uses the thumb to carry the rhythm or bass while the fingers are picking out the melody. That's it! Sounds simple, but the music is intricately woven together so that when listening, most people believe there are least two guitarists at work. Nope. Just one. To hear an example of this, check out "Take Good Care of My Baby" which is all instrumental or "New Market Blues" an original from Shane.

Shane has played to many, many audiences over the years, and while every audience is special, one stands out as a highlight. In January 2002, he performed one of his original songs, "Beans and Taters" with Mike Snider and his band on the Grand Ole Opry at the famous Ryman Auditorium. The song Shane performed at the Opry can be found on the STOMPING GROUND CD.

The purchase of this CD is your ticket to STOMPING GROUND. Hop on board; you'll be glad you did!

Shane can be contacted at 256-828-0815 or adkins03@bellsouth.net.

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Len Jaffe

Shane's wonderful first album and a preview of coming attractions!
My introduction to Shane and his music came one afternoon several years ago at a guitar workshop held in Staunton, Virginia. Very few acoustic guitarists impress me very much these days, so when someone does, it stays with me. Shane was one of those people, and I walked away with his first three discs, including this one, from that workshop. This, his debut, features some trademark originals like "Beans And Taters" and "One Mile East Of Hazel Green", but his instrumental abilities that have won him several competitions are featured here, including the Carole King/Gerry Goffin chestnut, "Take Good Care Of My Baby". He now has five independent releases to his credit, all of them available right here on cdbaby.com, and if you enjoy this kind of music, all five of them should be in your collection. He's just released his newest, "The Bridge", as I am writing this. Looking forward to lots more from Shane, and I hope he gains lots of new fans!
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j. lones

your worldwide now
i know him he is great
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J Smith

Opry worthy
This is a excellent throwback to an era when music meant something. This CD captures a by gone age of sitting on your front porch before sunset, listening to the crickets just pick'in on the old banjo or guitar. It also invokes images of the local towns of North Alabama. Shane the Grand Ole Opry awaits you!
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J. Muirhead

My whole family loves this CD. Shane is very talented.
We really enjoy this CD, all of the songs are very interesting. We have known Shane and his family for years and really appreciate his talent. It is very special to keep the history of our area current and make sure our children appreciate it also.
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Dave

Prefer the instrumentals to the vocals.
Shane's guitar playing is awesome. I really bought it for the few instrumentals. Would love to see Shane bring out an all instrumental album. Lighten-up on the 'down home' vocals.
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Sherrie Stanley

Awesome
CD is great!! Great graphics, excellent choice for title song(good job Lisa!)
Most talented bama guy around! VERY versatile CD..
Beautiful ballads, little bit of blues, some bluegrass pickin',
western swing, some cute humorous tunes..all with that true counrty sound!
Once you put it in your player, you won't be able to take it out!
Truely enjoyed it!
See ya on CMT/GAC soon!
Sherrie Stanley
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Sylvia Brazier

I received my cd. Enjoying it very much.
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Jane Davis

Really enjoyed the CD.
The CD is very enjoyable and we are looking forward to traveling and listening to the CD in our vehicle. Shane is an awesome musician. I am looking forward to the gospel one he is working on.
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Tom Kuzia

Fantastic Performer!!
Shane did a great job on this CD!This is the 2nd CD of Shane's I bought and I gave it to friends as a gift.
He has a fantastic voice and does some down home pickin' to boot!!

The CD quality is as good as any I have bought any where and I know I will be visiting CD Baby again and again!!

Tom Kuzia
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Toru

Cool Picking!
This is great cd,Shane is cool picker and singer and also he is champion through it is made to do!
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