Currently, Cory makes his home in Nashville, TN, and holds down the mandolin position for The Kenny and Amanda Smith band. And so the time has come for a solo project. The new Patuxent Music release, Daydreams, serves as a fitting introduction to the world of the prodigious talents of Cory Piatt. The album hits the ground running with the aptly titled original, "Crossfire," a rollercoaster ride of a tune that serves as both opening statement and appetizer, followed up by the more traditional and resplendent, "Ashley's Reel" featuring grand turns by Scott Vestal and Bryan McDowell on banjo and fiddle, respectively.
Keith lends his stellar vocals to the, contemplative "Good at LosingYou," while the Piatt/Mcdowell penned "Land Rush" features one of the finest mandolin breaks I've ever heard captured on record in Piatt's second pass, as well as a game of guitar tag between the aforementioned McDowell and Jake Stargel that comes up aces.
Cory pays homage to his family band roofs with his brother Owen taking crisp banjo turns on "Poor Boy" and "Sad Songs", the latter featuring the vocal stylings of Ronnie Bowman, as well as another ear-bending mandolin break.
The album closes with the Piatt original "Universal Truth," which not only closes this collection in fine fashion, but augurs well for what the future holds for this stellar young musician.
The album features these fine artists:
The Tracklist for Daydreams is: