album from Dixie Peach, "Blues With Friends", is all new,
all original material. The bluesy mix of guitars, keyboards, and vocals
capture the current state of a band that has played together since 1972. The
band's influences are obvious; but, this album shows their own originality.
Electric blues guitar is prominently featured. In addition to the lead and
slide guitars of Ira Stanley, the album includes guest appearances by
guitarists Lee Roy Parnell, Jack
Pearson, Scotty Bratcher, and Lee Swisher. Etta Britt's vocal guest
appearance is another highlight of the album.
The album is mixed by Grammy nominee Bud Snyder. Bud spent many years
working with the Allman Brothers Band and
Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts individually. He was a perfect choice to
join forces with Dixie Peach to mix this material. The album was mastered by
Rodney Mills who previously worked with .38 Special and the Atlanta Rhythm
This combination of original songs, musicianship, and recording expertise
have produced an American roots music album that is fresh and noteworthy.