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Kurt Fortmeyer | What's Not To Love About That?

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What's Not To Love About That?

by Kurt Fortmeyer

Americana...on the acoustic folkie/country side
Genre: Country: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Jack In Common
3:02 $0.99
2. What's Not To Love
3:28 $0.99
3. My Dog Jesus
3:30 $0.99
4. I Can't Remember Mexico
3:39 $0.99
5. Too Many Bubbas
2:57 $0.99
6. I've Fallen Awake
3:07 $0.99
7. I'm Not A Fool
3:44 $0.99
8. One Trick Pony
3:48 $0.99
9. I Recall My Daddy
3:20 $0.99
10. The One Hundred Letter Word
2:13 $0.99
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Album Notes
Fans of Guy Clark, Tom Russell, Robert Earl Keen, and Kris Kristofferson will be saying “What’s Not To Love About That?” when they hear the latest CD from Nashville-by-way-of-North Carolina singer-songwriter Kurt Fortmeyer. Rooted firmly in the traditional storytelling styles of his heroes, Kurt delivers ten of his best on this self-released offering, three solo writes and seven co-writes with good friends such as Bo Thomas, CJ Watson, and Trent Jeffcoat…all but one written since he moved to Nashville.
With his acoustic guitar, his harmonicas, and his “I want to tell you a story” voice, Kurt takes his listeners on an emotional journey from the inspirational tale “My Dog Jesus” (he’s man’s best friend and then some) to the just-about-giving-up-hope honky-tonk of “I’m Not A Fool (I Just Play One On Jim Beam)”, the joys of love found in the soulful title track and “I’ve Fallen Awake” to the lost love lament “I Can’t Remember Mexico”, and the war-is-hell-on-the-home-front seriousness of “I Recall My Daddy” to the sublimely silly talking blues of “The One Hundred Letter Word”. Whether the listener wants to kick back or just kick, with the good mix of tempos on this CD, there is something for everyone here.
Recorded and produced at Rough Edges Studio in Nashville by Duane Sciacqua, whose professional credits include Rodney Atkins, Vince Gill, Glen Frey, and Paul McCartney, “What’s Not To Love About That?” is a must listen for folks who like their Americana on the acoustic folkie/country side. In addition to Kurt’s guitar and harmonicas, the CD is laden with Duane’s tasteful playing on the mandolin, dobro, and acoustic guitar. Jose Primero lends his accordion to a couple of tracks. Co-writer and good friend Bo Thomas added backing vocals on every track, and there is a special guest vocal appearance by Jessica Brooks on “Jack In Common”. Kurt even gets his family involved, with his wife and youngest daughter joining Bo, Jessica, and him for an album-closing gang chorus.
You can find Kurt on the Web at www.kurtfortmeyer.com and www.myspace.com/kurtfortmeyer.



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Phillip Ayscue

another Garner legend
The precursor to the Garner NC music success, Kurt's music is as comfy as a front porch rocking chair. Terrific mix of original country and blues the way it should be. Glad we get to call him one of ours.


That's a good question.
Kurt's songs are always great. There's something for everyone, the funny ones, the moving ones, the romantic ones. There's nothing not to love about them, if you love original and tuneful music, that is. Kurt has a way with words and turning them into songs you'll want to listen to. This CD would make a great Holiday Gift!


All Of The Songs On Here Are My Favorite At Any Given Time
If you've ever had the good fortune to catch a live Kurt Fortmeyer show, you should know what to expect from this record. It's not a "live" record, but it was obviously produced to sound as much like Kurt as possible. While every time I've ever seen him, it was just him and his guitar and harmonicas, and this recording also includes mandolin, bass, dobro, accordion, and some percussion, that doesn't change the fact that it is a "Kurt Fortmeyer" record. His voice sounds just like he's in the room with you, and you can hear his personality in every line.
It's hard to pick a favorite song on this collection, and that's a good problem to have. Any of the ten on here can be the one anytime.