Story lineThere's nothing I like better in a song than a good solid well told story. Coal Miner's Hands does just that. This story, in song, sounds like a life tale passed down from generations of Miners. I would bet that Chaser has some coal mining people in his direct bloodline. I would advise you to pay attention to your master levels while recording. Great song. Great story.
Enjoyed thisI enjoyed this song. Strong vocal and storyline in the song. Nice guitar work. Only thing for me is I'd really love to hear this as a full production with a band....but not too much......it already has a great feel and sound. There was a nice harmony vocal coming through as well. All the best!
Coal Miners hands "Chaser"Classic Roots and Blues story, ya got a winner here Chaser, Nice guitar pickin' accompaniment to the strong heartfelt vocal while telling a story that many folks down in the Coal mining areas can certainly relate to. Heck it might even become their National Anthem if you can get some radio airplay in those parts of the country. I have listened to several of your songs and find most of them to be easy listening to and enjoyable. Keep at it, the life of a songwriter ain't for sissies ya know and it is always hard work. But somebody's gotta do it right ? Tom Wiggins
Coal Miners HandsSure have the song writers craft down well. I like the general story and the voice and background music flows together perfect for that type of folk song. Thanks for sharing it with all
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cool and darkClassic, I was totally enthralled, sucked in to the story. I do wish the background vocal was a bit more up in the mix. she sounds seductive. I love the sound of the guitar and your vocal is amazing. sincerely Matt
Great tale of a tought lifeHaunting finger-style guitar notes start off this beautiful piece. Female harmony is a delicate compliment to the distinctive vocals of this artist who demonstrates significant control and range when transitioning to falsetto from a baritone midrange. The lyrics paint the picture of the desolate and unforgiving life that is the destiny of the Kentucky coal miner. This piece really fits together: the music sets the mood for the sad tale. It is simple and emotional. Well played Chaser!
Powerful Lyrics & Exquisite Vocals...Set to a Mystic-Cool Melody...One Amazing Song!I'm SUCH a fan of this song! Such a beautiful piece of work! These powerful lyrics are delivered exquisitely...and so convincingly by near-perfect vocals, upheld by understated instrumentation that still carries the day and drives the powerful lyrics home till you just know you are hearing what I would consider to be "an instant classic"! For me, it's a sure hit and one I would listen to over and over and likely would never have too much of! Sweeeet!
coal miners hands - reviewThis is a great song that happens to tell a great story. In a time when lyrics are not appreciated as much, this track is refreshing. I am a song writer, i have a great understanding of what it took to put this song together. The coal miner reminds me of my dad who passed away a few years ago. He would have loved this song; as much as i do. My genre of music is much different than this...but as an artist i can recognize effort and talent. If you love the Blues you will absolutely love this song!
A well written songCoal Miners Hands starts out with a simple guitar riff which becomes a hook as the song continues. A solo male voice tells a story of the Kentucky coal mines. A soft female vocal enhances a line here and there. I would have liked to hear another instrument or two introduced as the record progresses. I think this would help to swell the emotion of the song. Overall I like the song and with a little work, who knows......Best of luck!
"Coal Miner's Hands"--Soulful Ballad From A Master StorytellerA plaintive ballad with a sparsely scored accompaniment, a droning strum on a lone guitar. The melody is haunting and complements the lyric about the dreary life of an entire class of working men whose struggles go largely unnoticed in today's society. This song sounds as though it was written by an actual coal miner; or, at the very least, by someone whose family worked the mines. The rhythm of the guitar is repeated throughout, emphasizing the inevitable and inescapable tedium of the miner's workaday life, one with few rewards and great sacrifice for family's sake.
Dark and Deep!Sorry it took so long to get to this, I've been working a lot :) This is my kind of song. Love the emotion in the melody. The lead and laid back female vocals are done very tastefully. I'm all about simple, and this has all the instrumentation it needs. Simple and dark...I love that! The lyric is great. Excellent story telling, and very well written. Take care Chaser and keep writing :) Peace, Ron
Coal miner hands by Chaser is worth the listenI found this tune to be well worth listening to. Its well written, smooth vocals and I loved the tempo. I would consider speeding it up a few BPM's , but not much else would be needed to market this as is. Nice work Chaser. I look forward to hearing more soon! Ronnie Bar.
Coal Miners HandsThis is a tune that for me was very easy to listen to. No need for more instrumentation, just a simple acoustic guitar line and strong soulful vocal. Good dynamics. Is this ready to market? Yes, I believe it is but not in a traditional sense. When listening I got images of a soundtrack for a movie. Maybe that is the direction to take with this one. I rarely give a 5 star rating but this is a strong 3 stars!
Good songA good solid song here. I didn't see the whole question because it got cut off. My opinion though, is that this is good soundtrack material for a movie. With proper production and the song worked up a bit instrumentally I can see that happening. The vocal is well done and you've got a good voice. The background vocal bits were a nice touch and could be thickened up with another layer or two to make them give you shivers. It's well structured, melodic, it tells a story, and you can hum along. A nice piece of work! All the best to you.