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• First full-length album in 39 years

• 8-page booklet

• Complete lyrics

• Artwork by Steven Cobb

• Limited to 500 copies worldwide



The first full-length album by WHITE BOY AND THE AVERAGE RAT BAND in over 39-years, "Love My Ride"


It's true often recording musicians will fall in love with their 'first take'. Matney was no different. These were his babies. Some of the songs had been around since the early '90s and Matney had performed them with a little local trio at small local clubs, county fairs, gas stations (that's another story) etc.. They were tried and true, but fresh off the tour with the guys Matney knew there was a certain quality live that was missing with the recordings, so under the advice of Jeremy Golden Matney made plans to record in Nashville at Jay's place. Jay Vernelli was a friend of Matney who had produced a blues album for him some years earlier. Jay is also known for producing albums for artists such as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and several other well-known artists.


Rather than start from scratch in the studio again Matney decided to keep his original instrument tracks and replace only those drum tracks. It was Jay who suggested Wayne Killius as a drummer for the new project. Wayne has several gold records and has recorded hits with the likes of Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Big And Rich etc. Through late fall and much of the winter, Matney made several trips to Nashville and spent more than several hours in the studio with Wayne and Ethan Barrette from Addiction Studios getting the drum tracks where they wanted them. Over the last few months, the band has found itself doing some critical listening and undertaking the expensive, and time-consuming task of mixing and mastering.


FPOR FANS OF: Budgie, ZZ Top, Earl Slick and Robin Trower

01. Love My Ride
02. Mirage
03. You Gotta Pay
04. Light Em’ Up
05. Cold Springs Hill
06. Talking Me Down
07. Shadow Child
08. Thousand Hail Marys
09. Son of a Ram
10. Whiskey & Angels
11. Homemade Satellite
12. Times Comin’


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