Church & Side-track
David Church & Side Trak consist of; David Church - Lead Vocals-rhythm guitar, Terri Lisa - Female Vocals and Backup vocals, Richard Tyson - Steel Guitar, Dennis Adams - Bass Guitar, Ron Casteel - Lead Guitar and Jack Guilkey - Drums. They have performed all over the American mid-west including, the world famous 'Tom Rapers RV Rally,' where they performed next to some of the biggest names in country music, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, The Statler Brothers, & Louise Mandrell, 2 years in a row.
Earlier this year they recorded this 12 track album, "Custom Made," in Nashville with Dick McVey, the former promoter for George Jones who was also the CMA's independent producer of the year in 1992. Of the 12 tracks, 4 are originals written by David, but there is no mention of who wrote the other 8.
Opening up with the rocking "You've Got The Key" a song that gained much radio airplay after it's release as a single earlier this year, the song sees David taking up lead vocals as he does on 6 other occasion's, with Lisa taking the lead on 4 while the self penned ballad, "Like The Wind And Like The Sun" is a duet. Stand out tracks for me include the lively, self penned honky tonker, "Blue Side Of Town," the very catchy two stepping "I Still Need And Want You" and the waltz, "I Can't Face One More Day," .........3 tracks that also showcase David's talent as a songwriter,....... plus the lively "Keep On Lovin' You," another good two stepper and a song I think I may have heard before but just can't place it. Lisa takes over lead vocals on the ballad, "In A Moment Of Weakness," the rocking, "All The Good One's Are Gone" and the honky tonking "You're On" as well as closing the album with the toe tapping "Heartache Comin.'."
"Custom Made" is a modern country album while still retaining a traditional feel and contains a mix of tempo's that should please both dancers and listeners alike. Indeed, David who lists his influences as Alan Jackson, George Jones, Tricia Yearwood and Karen Carpenter, has a high lonesome kind of voice that you couldn't imagine singing anything else. I have read that David has performed all over the US opening for top names in the bluegrass world such as Larry Sparks, Lonesome River, and Ralph Stanley and his voice sounds like it would be well suited to that style.