Last Chance Records is pleased to announce the release of Your Dog, Champ, the highly anticipated solo album from the Denton, Texas-based singer/songwriter Brent Best, who is most recognized as the engaging front man for New West Records’ recording artists Slobberbone and The Drams.
Your Dog, Champ, which was completely crowd-funded, features 11 original songs. While some of these songs were written years ago, most have never been performed in the live setting. Best is recognized as a literary-influenced, Southern Gothic songwriter, shaped more by Southern authors such as Larry Brown, Harry Crews, William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor than his music contemporaries.
Best recorded and mixed at Transient Camp Recordings in Denton, with additional recording by Matt Pence at The Echo Lab. It was mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago. For the recording, Best recruited some of the most highly respected players in the area including: Grady Don Sandlin, drums; Ralph White, fiddle and kalimba; Drew Phelps, bass guitar; Burton Lee, pedal steel; Petra Kelly, violins; Scott Danbom, piano and melodica; Andy Rogers, banjo; and Claude Bernand, accordion.
Best is revered by his peers in the world of Americana music. Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers comments, “The very long awaited solo album from Slobberbone front man Brent Best is an excellent collection of songs. His eye for great narrative puts him in the exalted company of storytellers (both songwriting and literary) like Larry Brown and the McMurtry clan. A true Texas treasure.”
Impassioned, clever and sonically sound, Your Dog, Champ will surely please Slobberbone’s die-hard fans and music critics alike. Best will launch a solo tour in the late summer and fall in support of the new release.
Last Chance Records is an independent record label based in Little Rock, Arkansas, whose roster/catalogue includes American Aquarium, John Moreland, Two Cow Garage, Austin Lucas and more.
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