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Craig Stock


From:
Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 6:31 pm     Reply with quote

I heard this song a few weeks a go on a Canadian Country station and really like it.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=drinkin+problem&qs=n&form=QBLH&pc=EUPP_&sp=-1&pq=drinkin+problem&sc=9-15&sk=&cvid=9ACEA982CD984F6BBF997DCDB1760862

The steel is really nice and sounds very much like Steve Hinson, I may be wrong, and usually am, but I'd like to know who plays on it. I've done a few searches and have come up empty.
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Curt Trisko


From:
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 9 May 2017 7:32 pm     Reply with quote

This song has gotten stuck in my head too. Very well written and composed. Nothing surprising or original, but a good homage to 70s and 80s country. It sounds a like a cleaned-up Gary Stewart-style to me.
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Lee Baucum


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McAllen, Texas (Extreme South) The Final Frontier
Post Posted 10 May 2017 5:57 am     Reply with quote

It's a nice song. We worked it up and added it to our song list about a month ago.
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Joachim Kettner


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Germany
Post Posted 10 May 2017 6:36 am     Reply with quote

If you do it Lee, just don't include David Ball's Thinkin' Problem in your setlist. But seriously it's a good song.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 3:25 pm     Reply with quote

It's getting quite a bit of airplay at least on the Saskatchewan country station I have need listening to.

Curt, I read that they were influenced by Gary Stewart and Merle Haggard, I also love the 1970 Cadillac in the video, it's my favorite year.

Still nobody chiming in as to who played steel, still think it's Hinson.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 10 May 2017 5:27 pm     Reply with quote

This song 'Fourteen Gears' is also really nice too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppRvLqgS2BY

Lee, Your group should consider this song too, has a Texas vibe and also just a great song with prominent steel

I think these guys are my new favorite band, this song is 'Burn Out'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr4Ay5MjrLA
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Rick Kornacker


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Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 21 May 2017 7:32 am     wrong song...yikes! Reply with quote

Case of mistaken(song)identity!RK
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Tony Smart


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Harlow. Essex. England
Post Posted 23 May 2017 11:52 am     Reply with quote

Could it be Dan Dugmore on steel?
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Rick Kornacker


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Dixon Springs, Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2017 12:29 pm     mistaken identity. Reply with quote

Please disregard comments!
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Curt Trisko


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St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 23 May 2017 4:07 pm     Reply with quote

Craig Stock wrote:
This song 'Fourteen Gears' is also really nice too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppRvLqgS2BY


I had this song stuck in my head last week after seeing this. Very catchy stuff.

Do we know who the songwriters and producers are? I have a feeling that either they're old-timers who were around back in 80s or they're younger professionals who are students of that era and love that genre... but don't get the opportunity to express it much.
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Daniel McKee


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Corinth Mississippi
Post Posted 23 May 2017 4:19 pm     Reply with quote

So far I'm really liking this group, Midland. I hope they continue to make awesome music like "Drinking Problem". Its getting quite a bit of airplay around Northeast Mississippi.
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Herb Steiner


From:
Spicewood TX 78669
Post Posted 23 May 2017 6:01 pm     Reply with quote

They've been playing around the Austin area for three or four years now, they're a real tight band, good singers.

Haven't seen them in awhile, but they weren't carrying a steel guitar when I did. Maybe now they do... dunno.

I don't recognize the steel player on the 6139 Sho~Bud in the "Fourteen Gears" video, since he got less than a second of screen time... naturally Laughing ... and the hot babes singing harmony got way more screen, but that's the way of things nowadays. Smile
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 23 May 2017 6:18 pm     Reply with quote

I really like the songs and the whole video editing of them, kinda a retro Gary Stewart sound as they self describe. Wish it was the thing that was, more often what was heard on country radio today.

But I read a review of them on the website savingcountrymusic.com that was very critical about them, I won't link to it, but it's easy to search.

It describes them as kinda a big music creation, and embellished their story a bit, but truthfully I don't care much about the back story too much, if it sounds good, it is good, as much as I respect that the website, I also think that they are so much better than most crud out there today, and hopefully the big wigs are finally realizing what descent music sounds like, but I'm not banking on that, but maybe.......?
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 23 May 2017 6:30 pm     Reply with quote

Herb,

Thanks for chiming in too, I was raised on your playing when I was in high school, especially with Ronald Clyde Crosby from Oneonta, NY, I wish we could bring back some of that magic in today's music that you were a key part of back in the day (and I hate that term, I've always felt that today is tomorrow's good old days, so take advantage of them).
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Sandra Jacobs


From:
Arizona, USA
Post Posted 14 Sep 2017 6:01 pm     Midland Drinkin' Problem Reply with quote

My OCD is flaring up real bad. The awesome steel solo in Midland's "Drinkin' Problem" caught my attention the very first time I heard it and I spent considerable time trying to narrow down the possibilities of whose style it most "felt" like. But the musical fingerprint just wasn't clear enough to make a solid call. Naturally I came to the Steel Guitar Forum for answers or even clues. Nothing but speculation. Good speculation, but nothing firm. So I bought the single online. No credits provided. Bought it from another source. No credits again! So I did what any irrational music-obsessed person would do. I Facebook stalked Wystrach's mom and even sent a crazy note to the band. Lo and behold, I received a reply! Midland says although they enjoy working with Dan Dugmore, the credit on this song goes to Mr. Paul Franklin. Man don't he play purty!
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Dick Wood


From:
Springtown Texas, USA
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 2:12 pm     Reply with quote

The video in places has a strong resemblance the Beatles studio video of You're going to lose that girl. Our band is doing that tune too.
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 2:48 pm     Reply with quote

I heard this song when I was out cutting a field today. I liked it enough to Google it when I finished up. I noticed on Amazon that Midland's CD "On The Rocks" with "Drinkin' Problem" on it is being released on 9/22.
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Roger Rettig


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An Englishman in Naples, FL
Post Posted 16 Sep 2017 8:08 pm     Reply with quote

I like it! A thoroughly pleasing and musical performance.
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Craig Stock


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Westfield, NJ USA
Post Posted 17 Sep 2017 7:07 am     Reply with quote

The song '14 wheels' is really good too.. love Paul's playing on the cuts, am looking forward to the album release.
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G Strout


From:
Carabelle, Florida
Post Posted 17 Sep 2017 2:48 pm     Reply with quote

I don't get it.... or perhaps I am missing something (??) This is a re release of a song that was #2 on the Billboard charts and #1 on the RPM charts in 1994. Done by David Ball. Question
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Jeff Garden


From:
Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post Posted 17 Sep 2017 3:06 pm     Reply with quote

David Ball had a "Thinkin' Problem" in 1994...Midland has a "Drinkin' Problem" in 2017.
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Curt Trisko


From:
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Post Posted 19 Sep 2017 6:23 am     Reply with quote

G Strout wrote:
I don't get it.... or perhaps I am missing something (??) This is a re release of a song that was #2 on the Billboard charts and #1 on the RPM charts in 1994. Done by David Ball. Question


I think the song pays more homage to Gary Stewart myself. But you're not misunderstanding, the band's schtick is stylized vintage country.
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