Michael Peterson

REVIEW OF NEW CD 4/18
04-03-2018

NEW REVIEW from the renowned music publication NO DEPRESSION

Michael Peterson - Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie

" Michael Peterson has enjoyed considerable success in the country music world dating back to a stream of hit singles in the late 1990’s and two albums released through a major imprint, Warner Bros./Reprise. The mainstream success evaporated in the early 21st century, but Peterson wasn’t any victim of failing creativity, but rather the fickleness of the marketplace. He’s continued gigging and recording new albums since then while branching out into motivational speaking, writing, and performing at a renowned country music showcase in Branson, Missouri as part of the Raiding the Country Vault production. The album Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie is a re-envisioning of his 1997 Warner/Reprise self-titled hit and features new recordings of its highest charting singles – “When the Bartender Cries”, “Too Good to Be True, “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”, and “From Here to Eternity”. He’s opted to include some classic country covers with the collection along with one new song and a performance of the Steve Goodman standard “I’m My Own Grandpa”. The generosity of spirit and genuine inspiration fueling this collection makes it a winner from the first.

The tempered mid-tempo jaunt of “Lookin’ for Love” is a note perfect cover of...


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