Michael Bryan Vinson | The Demos Have Magic

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The Demos Have Magic

by Michael Bryan Vinson

What do you get when you roll Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, George Jones with a dash of Dwight Yoakam recorded in 1991 on a reel to reel? Michael Bryan Vinson!
Genre: Country: Old-Timey
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  Song Share Time Download
1. One Step Ahead of the Blues
3:40 $0.99
2. He Made Woman
2:22 $0.99
3. The Pain
3:01 $0.99
4. The Front of the Storm
3:39 $0.99
5. Try Again
2:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Demos Have Magic - Michael Bryan Vinson
Observations by producer/co-writer Jayne Olderman (Red Warrior Records)

I am so happy to share my latest news with you: Another "The Demos Have Magic" release! "The Demos Have Magic" means never having to say you're sorry! These are homemade songwriter recordings from the '80s and '90s (Portastudio & Tascam 38), so, no problemo! It's a demo! My priority? Magic! Sometimes you loose the magic when you move to the big studio for big production.

Since my first “The Demos Have Magic - Jayne Olderman” enjoyed such a positive response (particularly “I Need a Hero”); I figured I’d roll out another collection of demo gems; this one co-written with and performed by Michael Bryan Vinson. If you enjoy traditional, old school country music; you will love this record! If not; give it a listen and we just might change your mind!

In the early 90s; I took a break from the music business and acquired my real estate license. One day I pulled into the subdivision where my clients were purchasing a new home and out of the sales office runs a guy (a handsome guy, by the way) who boldly opens the passenger door, plops down in the seat next to me, excitedly puts his cassette into my cassette player and, with that inimitable charming Texas twang; announces that I need to hear his song because he heard I was in the music business.

The first thing I said (to myself, not out loud) is “Who the heck IS this character? and get out of my car!” The second thing? After being blown away by his authentic songwriting and wild abandon vocal style; “Wow! Ok! Let’s cowrite!”

So began our collaboration. I discovered MY inner old school country music fan by following Michael’s lead. Many mornings before heading to his Real Estate office, Michael would visit my studio to record those vocals you here on this album “The Demos Have Magic - Michael Bryan Vinson”. He’d fling that mic stand around like Elvis Presley. I said (to myself, again); “He’s GOT to be kidding! This is a joke, right?!" Well, guess what folks?! Michael IS the real deal and in his own world. His style is reminiscent of Jerry Lee Lewis’s craziness (Front Of The Storm), George Jones traditional old school "vibe" (Try Again), Johnny Cash’s baritone (The Pain), Dwight’s twang (One Step Ahead Of The Blues, He Made Woman) with a dash of Elvis. When people tell Michael he reminds them of Johnny Cash; he humbly corrects them with that Texas drawl and says: “It’s Jimmy Change. Jimmy Change”.

Recording Michael is an adventure. I have him sing multiple takes because with each pass there is something new, raw, real and fun! Michael LOVES to sing and I’m betting you will love to hear him!

all songs © 1991 (p) 2017 written by Michael Bryan Vinson & Jayne Olderman

All instruments performed by Jayne Olderman on
“One Step Ahead of the Blues”, “The Pain”, “Try Again” & “The Front of the Storm” with the addition of fine guitar performances by Brian Messer on “The Front of the Storm” and Dave Anderson’s hooks and shimmer guitars on “Try Again” (Jayne on tremolo guitar)

“He Made Woman” Guitar: Tommy Knight, Drums: George Calhoun, Piano:
Jayne Olderman, Bass: can’t recall! Music tracks engineered & edited by Larry “LaRue” Cianelli

All background vocals: Jayne Olderman & Michael Bryan Vinson
with the addition of stellar vocals by T.C. Cheek on “One Step Ahead of the Blues” and Donna French on “Try Again” & “He Made Woman”

All music engineered, produced & mixed by Jayne Olderman on the Tascam 38 reel to reel 1991 except “Try Again” (2017 Protools)



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