Yonder the Big Blue Holler
On 'Yonder the Big Blue Holler' Todd Mack brings to the table 10 new ditties packed with grit and twang. His fifth release since his 1989 self-titled debut, 'Yonder the Big Blue Holler' is his most cohesive effort to date and features the talents of some 25 musical guests. There are 8 originals on the disc showcasing Mack's strong writing skills, as well as a cover of the little-known traditional number, 'Five Nights Drunk', and the obscure Traveling Wilburys song, 'Poor House'. As co-owner of the Off the Beat-n-Track recording studio in western Massachusetts, Mack has honed his production skills to a fine art form, and nowhere is this more evident than on his new record. He has traveled extensively, touring full time for most of the 1990s, and has given more than 1,000 performances while traveling some half a million miles. The result of these experiences is heard loud & clear on 'Yonder the Big Blue Holler', as Mack sings and plays with the conviction and confidence that only a road weary veteran can. Songs of drinking, driving (although not simultaneously), love, loss, power, and corruption are just a few of the topics Mack touches on during the course of the disc, and a gritty, honest vocal styling cuts right through to the heart and soul of the listener.