Rhythm and Blues artist Shane Dwight writes from the heart
for his 12-track release, Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies
on the R-Tist Records label,
based on the ups and downs of his own life.
Shane Dwight - A Hundred White Lies: Call Me, A
Hundred White Lies, She Struts 22, Love's Last Letter, True Love's Gone, Black Ice, Love
That's True, Wagon Wheel, Broken, Talkin' To You, Lose My Number, Leave the
Dwight - Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar; Kevin McKendree -
Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards; Rob McNelley - Rhythm Guitar, Electric Slide
Guitar; Stephen Mackey - Bass; Lynn Williams - Drums; McCrary Sisters (Ann,
Regina, and Alfreda) - Background Vocals - Tracks 2, 5, 7, 8, 9; Bekka Bramlett
- Background Vocals - Tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 12; Mike Henderson - Harmonica
Shane Dwight - A Hundred
White Lies was produced by Grammy-nominated producer Kevin McKendree and recorded at his Rock House Studio in Franklin, Tennessee,
and Shane Dwight for the R-Tist
Shane Dwight is no stranger
when it comes to the world of music having performed over 2,000 live shows in
the past 10 years, released 7 CDs, and played all over the world with some of
the "best of the best" players including the legendary B.B. King, Los Lobos,
The Marshall Tucker Band, Johnny Winter, Etta James, The Doobie Brothers, and
Jimmie Vaughn, to name but a few of the highlights of his career.
However, when this
California-born musician moved to Nashville,
Tennessee three years ago, his
career shot to the next level, alas without at a deep personal cost. Playing
and being on the road for long periods of time is hard for any musician, and
even more so, for married musicians. Such was the case of Shane and his wife,
whose marriage unfortunately suffered at the strains and stress of being apart
while he was on the road, and what that world involves.
Shane Dwight dealt with the
challenges of his separation and ultimate divorce by taking his pen to paper
and writing 11 of the 12 songs on A
Hundred White Lies during this time period. The result is a release that
captures the emotion and passion of what the dissolution of love and a marriage
can bring, and hints at the "how" and "whys" of its demise. Together with the talented
musicians on this release, Shane Dwight delivers with A Hundred White Lies.
The release opens with the
track, Call Me, whose lyrics
proclaim, "Call me in the night times, call me in the sunshine, call me in the
moonlight, baby call me at anytime, ‘cause the way you're feeling right now, is
the way I feel for you ... call me before the feeling goes away ..."
The title track, A Hundred White Lies tells the story of
how the disintegration of love begins by telling little white lies; She Struts 22 is about the innate temptations
that being on the road can bring; Broken
starts slow and sexy, a lament, with the lyrics, "I warned you to stay away
because I couldn't bear to hear your heart break ..."
Talkin' To You
is honky-tonk as good as it gets with a pulsing beat and lyrics about making
mistakes, "I give you all my time, I spend it all on you, I lost all my money
on account of you, I risked my whole life, I risked it all for you, I broke up
my happy home, yeah, I broke it just for you, I left a good woman all alone
just for you ... I lost a good wife because of you ..."
Lose My Number
is a frisky rollick, an upbeat rhythm and blues sound, that is, what it says, "lose
my number, mama just don't call ... ‘cause I ain't gonna give a damn about you no
Other great tracks include Love's Last Letter, True Love's Gone, Black
Ice, Love That's True, and Wagon Wheel.
The release finishes strongly, with a foot-tapping, fingers drumming on the
table kind of song, Leave the Light On
that will leave you hoping for the best.
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