Grayling Pingel | Better Late Than Never

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Better Late Than Never

by Grayling Pingel

Down to earth acoustic stories of travels, life in the north and emotional relationship songs flavored with harmonica and vocal harmonies in a minimalistic Americana style that makes for a laid back listening experience.
Genre: Folk: Folk Pop
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1. Listen to the Rain
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2. Let It Fall
3:34 $0.99
3. Diesel Train
3:26 $0.99
4. Valentine Blue
3:52 $0.99
5. Runnin'
5:06 $0.99
6. Baby Dontcha' Leave Me
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7. Square Peg in a Round Hole
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8. Out the Door
5:09 $0.99
9. Drive On
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10. It Feels Alright
4:38 $0.99
11. Sweetheart City Road
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12. Settle Down
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Album Notes
The music on my new album "Better Late Than Never" was mostly written in a semi truck while on the road waiting at distribution centers or truck stops. I'd have spare time to write and think about things while driving and then when I stopped, I'd write. Only one song "Out The Door" was not written in the truck. Most of the songs were either written about past relationships or present situations. The song "Drive On" , for example, came out of a team driving stint in the Southwest last year. When you're running through the desert, you have time to think.
I've been playing acoustic guitar since the age of four and although I love playing guitar, I almost always played the drums when performing in bands. I carried this rhythmic approach to the guitar, hence the strumming. I enjoy flatpicking the guitar, even though I'm much more proficient at strumming a solid pattern. I can focus on vocals alot more when performing live while strumming a good groove on guitar. I've always loved the harmonies of CSNY and America back in the late 70's and also Neil Youngs music and Shawn Mullins lately. He's such a great story teller. I like writing story songs but still have that Top 40 song writing style ingrained in me from playing so many dance club gigs.

This album is sort of a mixture of basic country style mixed with folk/pop and even a touch of Pink Floyd style acoustic songs. It's a good mixture. Some are straight out Trucker style songs like "Diesel Train" and "Runnin'" and others are more pop sounding like "Baby Dontcha Leave Me", but they still have that strumming style woven throughout.
I've always been into the "groove" of a song more than the flashiness of one. If a song doesn't feel good, it's not gonna get anywhere. If you can either tap your toe or sway to the music, that' good. If a song has emotional lyrics like "Baby Dontcha Leave Me", then you really don't need alot of flash to get the point across. I'm from Wisconsin, was raised on a dairy farm, wear jeans, t shirts and work boots daily. That's what I wear most of the time when I perform live. I don't want to make things difficult for myself and the listeners by trying to create something I don't believe in. Although some people are super creative and extravagant, I'm not when playing guitar. I like to keep things fairly simple. Many of the great Americana folk singers and players were not and are not the most fabulous musicians in the world. They had something to say and they kept it conversational. That's my goal. To make my songs as simple as talking to you or telling you a story. I hope you enjoy this music. I enjoyed writing it and hope to bring you all some more soon.

Grayling Pingel



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