Wide Open…”An Abstract Piece of Art.” This studio CD is an all-original compilation from Thackery that will take you on an emotional journey from primitive foot-stompin,’ greazy Blues to dazedreamy harmonic chord guitar instrumentals, to rockin get up out of your chair dance music. Being the first CD entirely written by Thackery with no cover tunes, you will experience his many styles combined on one disc that reflect his last 40+ years on the Wide Open road.
The seasoned rhythm section is Mark “Bumpy Rhoades” Bumgarner on bass and George “Bam Bam” Sheppard on drums. “We are all very proud of this CD and hope you get as much joy out of listening to it as we had creating it. Many emotions were involved in these 12 songs, and we hope you have a good experience with the journey and the visions expressed.” Check out this page on the website for Jimmy’s personal comments and inside scoop about each song and the background of the lyrics!
What other people are saying about Wide Open…
“Thackery shows no sign of slowing down with one of his strongest efforts in years and even more impressively, his first CD of all original material. Jimmy’s voice is in fine form on Wide Open and his playing has never sounded better.” Plain Sense, No Depression
“Thackery’s lyrics are his secret weapon. He sings about common subjects, but his wordplay provides twists and turns of phrase that might leave you shaking your head, smiling, cringing, and laughing; maybe all at the same time.” Jim Kavany, Blues Biscuits
“This album knows no boundaries and is in fact wide open to whatever Thackery was inspired to record. …Wide Open is like an abstract piece of art!” Bman, Bman’s Blues Report