Travis Tritt Set To Release A Man And His Guitar – Live From The Franklin Theater On Friday, November 18th.
Going back to 2014, I have had the opportunity to take in at least one Travis Tritt concert per year. Whether it be a full band show or just Travis on stage alone with his guitar, the performance is always a special treat. On occasion, you’ll find that an artist is “phoning in” a performance in order to move on and get back to the road. This is NEVER the case with Travis Tritt. These performances are special, because throughout every single song, you can feel what Travis feels. Even in songs that he hadn’t penned himself, become personal to him. I assume that’s why they make it into the set list!
This simple fact makes it a wonder why it has taken 25 plus years for Travis Tritt to release a live album. Have no fear though, as A Man And His Guitar: Live From The Franklin Theater hits stores and digital retailers on Friday, November 18th!
One of my favorite traits of a Travis Tritt show is that “drive” that he puts in his country. (See what I did there?) Fortunately, Tritt is such a strong entertainer, that after a few songs, you’ll forget that he is on the stage without a backing band! Spread over two discs, A Man And His Guitar features 24 live tracks which vary between Tritt classics (“Country Club,” “Help Me Hold On,” “Here’s A Quarter”) and covers of songs that have influences Travis throughout his career (“Don’t Think Hank Done It This Way,” “I Walk The Line.”)
What makes A Man And His Guitar truly stand out from other live albums is that this isn’t just a collection of songs recorded over multiple shows, in different towns. This is a straight up, full concert! One has to be pretty dang confident in their live show to bank a whole album on a single performance and it shows! Though alone on stage for the majority of this album, Tritt is joined by James Otto (“Just Got Started Lovin’ You”) on “Lord Have Mercy On The Working Man,” and longtime friend Marty Stuart joins in for “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’.”
From top to bottom, A Man And His Guitar is easily one of the strongest live albums that I have ever experienced. Every song is solid, the stories are fun and the project is overall a real pleasure. If I had to pick one track, I think “Country Ain’t Country” would have to be it, as the track really sums up how I believe a lot of you might feel about the modern state of country music. I’ll leave you with the “extended” lyrics to give you a a little taste of what you’re in store for when you get your hands on this awesome 2 disc set:
“You turn your radio on, but you wonder what for? Because country ain’t country no more.”
It’s All About The Money
Where Corn Don’t Grow
The Pressure Is On
I’m Gonna Be Somebody
Lord Have Mercy On The Workin’ Man
Country And Country
500 Miles Away From Home
Best Of Intentions
Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
Drift Off To Dream
Help Me Hold On
The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’
Pickin’ At It
Come And Go Blues
I Walk The Line
Don’t Think Hank Done It This Way
A Long Time Ago
Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
It’s A Great Day To Be Alive
Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde
Travis Tritt: A Man And His Guitar is available for pre-order at Amazon (digital) and will be in-stores and online this Friday, November 18th. Purchase through our link below to help support this website or at TravisTritt.com. Travis is currently on tour with U.S. dates scheduled through February 2017 as of press time.