February 11, 2016
Atticus Report EP 002: Stephen Doster’s Arizona
In this episode of The Atticus Report, we stay right at home in Austin, Texas as host Rick Busby visits with co-host Stephen Doster about Arizona, Doster’s most recent album release.
Praised as a “masterpiece” with “one charmed melody after another” by the Austin Chronicle’s Jim Caligiuri and an “exquisitely crafted classic” by the Austin American-Statesman’s Peter Blackstock, Arizona features 10 Doster originals, including the edgy guitar driven title track, the R&B groover “Enough for Everyone” and “Pistol Pete,” a musical tribute to basketball legend Pete Maravich, which Blackstock says “bounces along with a soulful ease reflecting Maravich’s smooth-as-silk ball-handling skills.” Arizona also includes Doster’s version of the mystical love song “Baby, There’s No One Like You,” which is one of three songs Doster co-wrote with Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon of Double Trouble fame for their all star debut project, Been A Long Time, which featured Dr. John, Willie Nelson, Charlie Sexton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang, among many others.
Over the course of his career, Stephen Doster has shared stages and studios with a long and eclectic line of musical luminaries including Joe Cocker, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, Gatemouth Brown, Little Feat, Mark O’Connor, Storyville, Ricky Nelson, Squeeze, Ani DiFranco and Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, among many others, He has produced over 60 albums for other artists, including projects for Carolyn Wonderland, Seth Walker, Uncle Lucius and Stanley Smith, among many others. Arizona is Doster’s second solo album project, coming 18 years after his debut Rosebud. In between, he released two albums with Will Sexton, one of which included Bill Carter.
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