October 07, 1997
Country, Instrumental Country

Album Review

As a professional guitarist, Brent Mason demonstrated his virtuosity on sessions with a number of country and pop stars, including George Strait, Shania Twain, Aaron Neville, Trisha Yearwood, Randy Travis and Neil Diamond, but he never had a chance to demonstrate the full range of his talents until his 1997 debut album, Hot Wired. To be sure, Mason tackles country on the all-instrumental record, but he also stretches out, wandering into some jazzy territory here and there. While there are a couple of slow spots -- some of the songwriting is a little undistinguished -- Mason continually shines, proving that he's a guitarist's guitarist.
Thom Owens, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cayman Moon
  2. Mellow Midnight
  3. Blowin' Smoke
  4. First Rule of Thumb
  5. Hot Wired
  6. Blue Water Girl
  7. Gator Bite
  8. My Little Ballerina
  9. Sugar Foot Rag
  10. Swing With a Sting
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