Ronnie Pfeil | Anytime You Want

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Anytime You Want

by Ronnie Pfeil

Ronnie will knock your socks off with his dynamic vocals and unique lyrics with his global country approach. So smooth and so true to country.
Genre: Country: Modern Country
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1. It's All Over but the Crying
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2. End of a Long Goodbye
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3. Touch Me
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4. I Love You Because
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5. Different State of Mind
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6. She Thinks I Still Care
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7. Anytime You Want
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8. You'll Never Hurt Me Again
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9. House of Blue Lovers
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10. Funny How Time Slips Away
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11. There May Come a Time
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12. If I Ever Need a Lady
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Even after a noteworthy career as a steel guitar player sharing the stage with many recognizable names (Darrell McCall, Moe Bandy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Charly McClain, Jean Shepard, Frenchie Burke, Billy Mata, Hank Williams Jr., and Robert Bartosh) and working years in the studio on the production side of the business, Texas born and bred Ronnie Pfeil considers his album “Anytime You Want” the highlight of his career and a dream come true.

“I am finally getting to do what I have always wanted to do - SING! I played behind so many great musicians but yet I always wanted to record an album of my own. I just knew that I had a style and a song that had to be shared.”

Aside from his career as a pedal steel player, it was singing for local community functions that fueled Ronnie’s musical passion and the end result is his brand new debut release. Produced by the Grammy award winning Bobby Flores, the album features the variable talents of many South Texas musical mainstays: Jim Loessberg (drums), Jake Hooker (upright bass), Randy Reinhard (piano, steel guitar) and Leighan Cortes (background vocals). Bobby Flores also adds fiddle and background vocals contributions to the project.

“Anytime You Want” is a solid mix of original tunes steeped in traditional Texas country roots as well as a balance of time-tested and treasured classics, a project that not only celebrates Pfeil’s country roots, but passes the tradition on with style.

After months of listening to demo tapes, Pfeil settled on a stellar and potent combination of twelve original and classic country songs that celebrate the vibrant era of music that he himself loves so much.

“I wanted this album to be a reflection of me. I love this music and these songs, but I also had the opportunity to record some fantastic new material. The title track, "Anytime You Want", written by Cary Clark "is a great song about a guy who just can't cut her loose and she comes back time and time again. He tries to so hard to be a man,” he says with a grin...!

The steel-steeped treasure of "End of a Long Goodbye" is one particular original song that he was pleased to have included on the album. “That was a song handed to me on a silver platter by Bubba Bartosh. The song was written by two of Nashville’s great song writers - Gary Nicholson and Russell Smith.” He recalls “I was going nuts when I heard it; I had to record this song. I contacted Gary and he said ‘Ronnie - it's all yours!’"

Fellow San Antonion Emory Pady wrote three of the albums other originals: Different State of Mind, You’ll Never Hurt Me and There May Come a Time. “These songs are truly from the heart. When Emory played them for me I knew that the only way someone could have written them was to have lived them.”

Classic country music fans will instantly recognize and appreciate his renditions of such memorable songs as I Love You Because, She Thinks I Still Care and Funny How Time Slips Away. Pfeil hopes the project impacts the listeners the way the music impacted him and “that a song or two revives a wonderful memory and maybe the new songs will help make some new memories.”

With nods to the influences of Willie Nelson, Ray Price and the late Hank Thompson, Pfeil’s personal music philosophy resonates in every note: “Keep it traditional, understandable and danceable and you can't go wrong. Make music so clean you just hang on every word - because you can understand 'em”.

The album was released in October, 2007 and is available online at his official website www.ronniepfeil.com as well as CDBaby, Amazon.com, iTunes, AOL Music, Digstation and Austinmusicdownload.com. The album will also be released to Europe and Asia, where Ronnie also plans to tour in support of the release.

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Ronnie Pfeil’s debut album “Anytime You Want” is a tribute to his traditional country roots and a stellar cap to his career as steel guitar player for some of country music’s biggest names, having shared the stage with legends through the years on steel guitar.

With Bobby Flores as producer and an A-list of regional musicians in the studio Pfeil’s new release pays musical homage to the music he’s loved and performed throughout his life and also tips his hat to a handful of current songwriters who’ve created music in the same classic vein.

The survival of any genre of music is dependent on its preservation and perpetuation for the next generation. Ronnie Pfeil demonstrates the value of the concept with this debut release “Anytime You Want.”

Traditional country music aficionados will enjoy the superb arrangements of such classics as I Love You Because, Funny How Time Slips Away and She Thinks I Still Care but they’ll be delighted in the gems he’s brought to the table from contemporary songwriters.

Highlights are many but definitely include End of a Long Goodbye written by Gary Nicholson and Russell Smith and the title track, Anytime You Want, which was penned by Cary Clark.

Anytime You Want is a tribute to not only what country music was, but what it can still be.
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