Rich Whitley - A Dog Or a Bicycle

Artist: Rich Whitely

Song: A Dog Or A Bicycle

Album: A Dog Or A Bicycle (2000)

Gently twisted Americana with a jam band ethic. Firmly rooted in influences from past greats (Grateful Dead, Tom Petty) while looking toward the future (Wilco).

Rich's solo debut from 2000, still a favorite of many. Produced with Steve Connelly (Roger McGuinn, the Headlights) at Zen Recording in St. Pete, A Dog or a Bicycle fuses elements of improvisational groove-rock and Americana into a cohesive, well-written collection of songs that will earn a home in your CD player.

Review by Wade Tatangelo, Creative Loafing:
Back in 2000, Uncle John’s Band co-frontman Rich Whiteley released this beautiful batch of Deadhead-friendly originals that rank with the songs he regularly covers every Thursday at Skipper’s Smokehouse. The record ranges from laidback funk and fun “Raise the Roof” to space jams “Stargazer” to moving confessionals “As I Lay Dying.” Whiteley’s lyrics are mature and memorable and he’s in fine voice throughout the album. Co-producer Steve Connelly is all over the disc, sweetening the tracks with electric guitar, pedal steel, mandolin and bass.


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