Steve Erwin (featuring Danny Gatton) | Was It Like This (Re-released with 4 bonus tracks)

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Was It Like This (Re-released with 4 bonus tracks)

by Steve Erwin (featuring Danny Gatton)

An inability to write in one particular genre has been the saving grace of his music. It is a hybrid of folk, jazz, rhythm and blues and country.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Sweet Boy
Steve Erwin
4:24 $0.99
2. Oh Howard
Steve Erwin
3:51 $0.99
3. In Fall
Steve Erwin
6:48 $0.99
4. Walkin This Road
Steve Erwin
4:13 $0.99
5. Uncomplicated Love
Steve Erwin
5:36 $0.99
6. Born A Tourist
Steve Erwin
9:07 $0.99
7. Adult Love (Live)
Steve Erwin
6:06 $0.99
8. In The Mix (Live)
Steve Erwin
3:13 $0.99
9. I Will Sleep (Live)
Steve Erwin
3:56 $0.99
10. Summertime (Live)
Steve Erwin
6:23 $0.99
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Album Notes
Ten years after the release of "Was It Like This", Steve Erwin has re-released the CD with 4 bonus tracks recorded live at the ORF RadioCafé in Vienna, Austria.

With a nearly operatic voice and stunningly artful songs, Steve Erwin has somehow managed to fly beneath the radar of the folks who hand out awards. Despite this, he has quietly influenced many D. C. songwriters, and like his one-time accompanist Danny Gatton, Steve Erwin is rightfully regarded as the "Best Unknown" artist in D.C. today. The legendary Gatton appeared on Steve's album, "Was It Like This" which was recorded in 1988 and re-issued on CD to critical acclaim. Neil Fagan, of nationally distributed "Performing Songwriter Magazine" says, "Danny Gatton's chops accentuate Erwin's first-rate tunes so well, you'd think they'd been playing together all their lives."



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Neil Fagan

Artist: Steve Erwin Album: Was It Like This Review
Baltimore-based singer/songwriter, Steve Erwin recorded Was It Like This with the late, great guitarist Danny Gatton. His chops accentuate Erwin’s first-rate tunes so well, you’d think they’d been playing together all their lives.

The melancholy “In Fall” is a great example of Gatton’s licks and Erwin’s writing. He sums up the melancholia of autumn with simple phrasing, You’re sad and you never know why/ Each and every breeze can send up a sigh. “Sweet Boy” is a light stomp reminding a lover not to take a good man for granted. “ Walkin’ This Road” has the appropriate strut as Erwin ponders going down a “righteous” yet “ lonesome” road. Gatton really shines here.

“Uncomplicated Love” is a bluesy plea to Santa for a simpler life and love. “Born a Tourist” has a relentless beat and the funniest line on the album, I came into this Earth in a Hawaiian shirt/ And I’ll probably leave that way. It’s a good ending to a tasty six-pack of tunes. - Neil Fagan, Performing Songwriter Magazine