MP3 The Sam Payne Project - Coming Just to Go
With sounds from high folk to big funk, Sam Payne is a storyteller of the first order, each yarn spun through a voice as clean as a desert sky.
13 MP3 Songs
POP: with Live-band Production, FOLK: Folk Pop
The riveting "Comin'' Just to Go" is the youngest sibling in the Sam Payne Project catalog. Already, it''s making the family proud: "These guys have really outdone themselves with this one. Don''t change a thing!" raves the Southern Utah press. The Sam Payne Project was born on September 12, 2001. The Trade Center towers had fallen the day before, and Payne was in the studio to record a tune for a local compilation album. Eerie in its timeliness, the tune was "Ohio Son," a song written in 1998 about soldiers anticipating what turned out to be U.S. bombing strikes over Iraq. Behind the controls was producer and guitarist Steve Lemmon, with whom Payne was then only cursorily acquainted. Over the course of mixing the tune, bluegrass player Ryan Tilby came to fill the second engineer''s seat. The track turned out fine, but three original albums and a hundred performances later, the real fruits of those few days are still ripening. The project has since grown to include drummer and songwriter Nic Chamberlain, as well as long-time horn player Denis Zwang. The members of the project bring to the table a history that includes performances on stages from the Akasaka Prince ballroom in Tokyo to Washington D.C.''s Kennedy Center.
The press has said of the Project''s music: "Sam Payne delivers his riveting folk tales with passion, emotionally stirring hooks, and an almost supernatural ability to tell a story."
Under the steady hands of the crew at Spiral Sudios, and with added touches by special guests like Cherie Call and Ryan Shupe, the Project''s "Coming Just to Go" is sure to take up perennial residence next to your favorite albums.