Chuck Lee Bramlet | Pooks Road

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Pooks Road

by Chuck Lee Bramlet

Literate, personal songs delivered without sweetening or artiface. Ballsy, a layered but unified vision that wears its alt-country roots loosely.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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1. Intro (Pooks Road)
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2. Love like mine
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3. I Can See
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4. Calling You
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5. Eyes of a Killer
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6. Fingers of my hand
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7. I Don't
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8. She's moving on
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9. Explaining to do
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10. Long thin line
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11. Outro (St Johns Bridge)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Chuck spent many years in the shadow of other writers as a Bassist for Lisa Hayes, The Violets and most recently Gingersol, all the while writing songs constantly. Buying a decent acoustic guitar and starting as a solo artist in 1995 in Portland Oregon, he took all opportunities to play out, while maintaining a full schedule as a bandmember. Band work took him to Nashville, Tennessee for a couple of years, then full circle back to his hometown of Los Angeles.

Chuck loved the bandmember experience, contributing the "X-factor" to someone elses composition had always been a satisfying task, but fans of his solo work consistently encouraged him to make the break. Solo writing has enabled him to return to his first love, more folk and country based songs and instumentation.

Putting an end to his own sideman/bandmember status, Chuck left Gingersol in 2001 after recording their most recent album "The train wreck is behind you" and recorded his first solo album "Pooks Road", released in January, 2003. The record has been selling and earning good reviews so far.

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NoHoLA

I must have listened to this one over 200 times already. What a gem!
CHUCK LEE BRAMLET
Pooks Road - Cretaceous Records
What a gem! We get a lot of CDs in here, so many we can barely open the packages, let alone listen to them. When we hear a good one, what a treat, and I must have listened to this one over 200 times already.

This is rock 'n roll in the tradition of Tom Petty and John Fogerty - guitar strumming, great lyrics, band music, with some folksy tunes as well. Chuck came to North Hollywood from Portland, Oregon where he kicked off his solo career as a writer after gigging and recording with The Violets, Lisa Hayes, and Gingersol as a bassist.

Stating his main influences as being Nick Drake, Johnny Cash, Roger McGuinn to Otis Redding, Bramlet plays music that is definitely old school, picking up where The Byrds, Moby Grape, and Buffalo Springfield left off. On this 11-track CD, starting with the intro "Pooks Road," the songs take one up and down with killer melodies, some fine strumming, and excellent vocals. Delighted was I to find in the liner notes, after I had already listened to it to death, that Anastasia Newham sings on this project - no wonder it's so good. Drummer Jano Janosik is the only other musician involved, leaving Bramlet on the guitars, bass, lap steel, accordian and Hammond Organ.

Although the songwriter claims this selection of songs are "dark," dating back to his time spent in Portland (a dark place), I found the songs to be uplifting, even if they are a little melancholy and undoubtably haunting. The last two cuts, "Long Thin Line," destined to become a great hit, and "St. Johns Bridge" being an instrumental, will send you back to track one to listen to the whole thing all over again. If addictive forming is dark, then yes, this is a very dark work!

With more sweetening for airplay, I think Chuck would sell a couple million copies!
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Mariah Shaw

Pook's Road takes me on a road trip...
I can see, is my personal favorite, but every song relates to the simple beauty of life. Pook's Road touches the heart and soul.
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