Rick Cavender | Gypsy Vagabond

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Gypsy Vagabond

by Rick Cavender

Texas Americana Country with an edge and story songs that will inspire imagery and smiles with influences from Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely and Jimmy Buffett. Listen and Escape.
Genre: Country: Country Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sedona
2:59 $0.99
2. Grand Red Carpet
3:47 $0.99
3. Gypsy Vagabond
3:37 $0.99
4. Prayer in the Wind
3:30 $0.99
5. I Got Some Splainin to Do
3:27 $0.99
6. Croonin on Friday Night
3:59 $0.99
7. The Bayou Band
2:26 $0.99
8. Twenty Years Passing
3:51 $0.99
9. Four Days Down the Coast
4:00 $0.99
10. Daylight in Marathon
3:06 $0.99
11. Cushioned for the Fall
2:59 $0.99
12. Tomboy
4:27 $0.99
13. The Cadillac Bar
3:44 $0.99
14. Take a Stand
4:41 $0.99
15. Tonight We Ride
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Album Notes
Rick Cavender leads two very successful professions. Many know Rick as the familiar face and voice for his family's car dealerships in San Antonio. In fact,the Cavender family has a 65 year history as the leading automotive name in town with 7 successful franchises. Rick is seen often on TV and heard on radio as pitchman for his family's dealerships

But when the day ends and the stage lights come up, Rick takes his place in the spotlight as a talented band leader and entertainer. The Rick Cavender Band is one of San Antonio's true treasures. This six piece variety band has entertained audiences for over 20 years opening for major country acts and performing for private receptions and events. In 2001, they were voted "Entertainer of Year" by the city's hotel and catering professionals.

In 2002, Rick finally took his original work to the studio. After an eight month production at BGM Studios in San Antonio, his work was completed and "Gypsy Vagabond" was released. This album is an original complilation of 15 songs. It presents a visual and musical tour of some of Rick's favorite places and experiences. It is lively and features a variety of musical genres from bluegrass to Cajun to driving rock 'n roll to country waltz. It will entertain you. It will bring a smile to your face and it will live as a favorite in your CD library.

Rick sites his musical influences as some of the Americana's best--Delbert McClinton, Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, Steve Earl, George Strait and Pat Green. His songs reflect a sense of imagery and a sense of humor.

Take a listen to the wonderful wood string instruments on "Sedona" a song which tells the story of a lost traveler who ends up at an American Legion Hall in this beautiful Arizona town. Or drive to Los Angeles for Rick's walk down the "Grand Red Carpet". This song features the Harmonica prowness of Austin's legendary blues man Gary Primige. Then the title song "Gypsy Vagabond" takes us back in time to a early 60's existence and tells the story of the lost country singing troubador trying to find work for his band members in old dance halls. "Prayer in the Wind" begins with the cry of Randy Rinehard's Emmons pedal steel guitar and leads the listener to a new emotion. Rick shows his humor and reflection of the old "I Love Lucy" shows with his very light "I Got Some Splainin to Do" and tells the story of a man who gets in some big trouble when his wife finds another woman's shoes in her closet! "Croonin on Friday Night" is the first song to introduce the driving R&B influences of Delbert McClinton and features the famous "West Side Horns" who performed with legendary Doug Sahm, Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez and the Texas Tornados.
Rick called in his good friend Ponty Bone to perform the cajun accordian and vocal on "Bayou Band". "Tomboy" is the true story of an abandoned gold mine 14,000 feet above Telluride, Colorado. Once again, Ponty Bone performs accordian on this remarkable cut. West Texas imagery and the story of the famous Gage Hotel is presented in a signature song on the album. "Daylight in Marathon" is catching a great deal of radio play and interest. PAy attention to the "train whistle cry" performed on fiddle by Bobby Flores accenting the visual lyric. This is perhaps the best story song on the album. "Cushioned for the Fall" may become the only song ever devoted to a man who survives all obstacles dressed in a bubble wrap suit. Take a minute to laugh along with this one. Then go to the famous "Cadillac Bar" and get lost in a bottle of Don Cuervo. Perhaps the biggest surprise on the CD is the haunting ballad "Take a Stand". Rene Saenz plays a beautiful tenor sax solo on this song. The album concludes with Gary Primige on the harp once again and Bobby Flores on the Rickenbacher guitar for "Tonight We Ride.

For more information on this artist and CD go to www.rickcavenderband.com.

Reach Rick on e-mail at rick@rickcavenderband.com or at 210-681-1551.




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