Lean Mean Texas Machine
LEAN MEAN TEXAS MACHINE is the debut CD by DAVID BRAKE and THAT DAMN BAND. Backed by some of the finest musicians in the region, this singer/songwriter's songs are a unique combination of Americana country, rock, and blues, with a hint of post-punk. One reviewer described it as 'Americana meets The Beatles White Album.' The CD takes you down a trail of surprising twists and turns, and expresses a range of musical styles and emotion that must be heard to describe. David Brake often says 'It's all about the song,' and whether the instrumentation is a full rock band at warp speed with slide guitar and fiddle weaving in and out of lush three part harmonies--or just solo voice and piano, he and That Damn Band seem to stay true to that statement. Call it a rock band with a fiddle, or Texas alternative. David Brake says, 'I like that it can't be categorized. It's something new.' -Melissa Luther/Westerland Records.