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Radio Nights

by Lata Gouveia

Lata Gouveia's debut studio album clearly shows his influences (JJ Cale, Springsteen, Tom Petty) but retains the originality of a true songwriter whilst unveiling a voice that is as distinctive as they come. Great driving album.
Genre: Folk: Folk-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Chico
3:31 album only
2. The Weaker Side
6:31 album only
3. Midnight Moon
4:42 album only
4. Let the River
5:58 album only
5. Okie
5:56 album only
6. The Longer Road
4:00 album only
7. Radio Night
4:25 album only
8. Mud Hearted Blues
5:21 album only
9. It's Too Bad
5:35 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Produced by LG and Greg Vittore. All songs written and arranged by LG, except “It’s too bad”, which was written by Randy Crouch (Random Choice Music BMI).

Recorded and engineered by Greg Vittore and Arnaud Mellet. Drum tech: Daniel Rodrigues (except “The longer road”). Mixed by Greg Vittore, Thomas Koeune and LG. Mastered at La Villa, France.

All songs recorded at Audio Suite in Luxembourg, except drums on “The longer road”, recorded at D studios, Luxembourg and; piano, dobro and lead guitar on “Okie”, recorded at Soultree studios, Tulsa, Oklahoma by Jared Tyler and Travis Fite.

The Lata Gouveia live band are: LG, William Bur (drums), Daniela Kryouger (bass), Paul Porcelli (lead guitar and mandolin).

Photos: Claude Piscitelli, Lugdivine Unfer and Olivier Koos (Furioso Film)
Layout: GISSI

About Lata

Gouveia’s sound has been described by some as Dire Straits meets Nashville. This may be superficially accurate, but Lata’s strongest influence is a bit older than the “sultans of swing” merchants and comes from a bit further west. According to Lata, JJ Cale was the single most important influence in his music, along with other Tulsa/Oklahoma songwriters and musicians, in what they call the Red Dirt Music scene.

Now back in Europe after a 4-year residence and love affair with Austin and Tulsa (OK) and after several years living and playing in London before that, Lata Gouveia has quickly become one of Luxembourg’s best loved live performers, especially for the over-30 crowd. Since moving to the Grand Duchy on a permanent basis in 2012, Lata has been filling up bars and clubs on a weekly basis with his 4-piece band and been given several headlining spots in some of the regions best known Festivals.

Lata has also delivered some powerful solo performances as an opening act for several international bands in the country’s largest venues. The demand for his show is naturally spreading to France, Germany and the rest of Benelux, perhaps because he is one of the few professionals in that style of music in that part of the world. He has an unmistakeable voice and original songs that make you wonder which famous band he is covering. And the live attitude of Lata’s show is also more rock’n’roll and much more intense than what you can find in his studio work to date.

Lata is also armed with two albums to date. The first one, “Road US-75” was released by Captiva Records (Texas) in 2009 on a licensing agreement and since the termination of that deal up until 2012, Lata has personally sold close to 2,000 copies to his fans in bars, clubs and private events. The second album “Radio Nights” is a May 2014 independent release. The two pre-release singles made the playlist in some Luxemburgish radio stations and Harley Davidson Luxembourg took notice and got involved by becoming an official sponsor for 2014, a year in which Lata also re-established his relationship with the UK by re-assigning the management of his project to London based partners.

Lata kept his baby face and his enthusiasm for making original music despite celebrating 20 years of playing live in 2014. His fans tend to be lovers of Dylan, John Hiatt, Knopfler, Springsteen and Tom Petty, even if he is 30 to 40 years younger than those giants of song. He lives and plays totally disconnected from passing music trends and probably would not be able to name more than 10 contemporary artists of note. Stuck in the past he is, but he distils it into something current and increasingly relevant for those who look for an old-school singer, songwriter and performer with something real to say and songs that you can relate to once you’ve become an adult.



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