Great Chicago Fire
Wrong Side of Love
Flight to Spain
Someone That You Know
On the Sly
Up On the Mountain
A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
Producer Waco Brothers & Paul Burch
Recordist Ken Sluiter, PB
Mastering Blaise Barton
Guitar, Voice Jon Langford
Guitar, Voice PB
Guitar, Voice Dean Schlabowske
Bass Alan Doughty
Drums Steve Goulding, Joe Camarallo (Great Chicago Fire)
Electric Mandolin, Voice Tracy Dear
Harmony Tawney Newsome, Bethany Thomas
Fiddle Fats Kaplin
Keyboard Accordian Pat Brennon
Chicago Reader Artist on Artist with Jon & Paul
Americana the New Country
Interview with Paul and Deano
New York Times Intoxicatingly profane. At SXSW, they nailed it with Bo Diddley beats and some shouted vocals that could have come from the mouth of Joe Strummer. They rocked.
Chicago Tribune The Wacos and Burch pull off a nifty trick on Great Chicago Fire. If the Rolling Stones were still making great records, this would be it.
American Songwriter/Top Songs of 2012 Flight to Spain
Rather than pop sleeping pills during transatlantic flights, these two Bloodshot mainstays nurse tiny bottles of booze, reminisce about the Spanish Civil War, and wallow in their regrets. A nine-hour trip condensed into five glorious minutes.
Slug Magazine While plenty of country and folk roots are touched on here, the vigor and rowdy spirit is always looming, but never gets too intense, which works well, and allows both driving forces of the project to be heard. This is just evidence of a metric ton of talent.
Pop Matters Such a paring seems like a great risk/great reward gamble for both musicians and fortunately for both the listener and the players it is the latter. Great Chicago Fire is the sound of a group of men who grateful to be working together, happy to be playing their favorite style of music and unable to contain their excitement. Fortunately for us, they didn't try.
Winnipeg Star This collaboration gives Burch s melodies the muscle they need, while bringing a dash of class to the Wacos party. Bring on a second round.