Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Players Live in Nashville|
Actor: Eddie Bayers
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Five of the most accomplished and sought-after studio musicians in the industry team up to form The Players: Eddie Bayers on drums, Paul Franklin on pedal steel, John Hobbs on keyboards, Brent Mason on guitar and Michael R... more »
Slightly disappointed, cause Brent Mason doesn't get to rip!
Benjamin J. Neiman | Phila., Pa. United States | 11/07/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am familiar w/ all these fine players, and I was really looking forward to getting to hear them cut loose in a live setting. Well, it doesn't really happen here. Yes, everyone gets solos but for the most part they are short and fairly generic. I collect Brent Masons work and he doesn't even break a sweat here! I also believe they made a poor choice inviting so many guests, I mean, sometimes it almost seems like a Peter Frampton concert! That said, the band is tight, solos are good, guest performers (Frampton,Tritt,Horn,Colvin) all acquit themselves well, and the audience obviously had a great time. But for me, I don't need any of those marquee names, just let the session guys do what they do best - CUT LOOSE! Bad production in my opinion, cause anybody who knows about these guys doesn't need any of those artificial sweeteners, the Nashville top scale players are more than capable of carrying the show themselves. Hell, Brent Mason sings "Lucky Man"(not the Greg Lake tune) as an ending song, and his voice is easily as good as any of the aforementioned "special guests". The bonus features were really flimsy also, just a biography and short interview with each guy. They deserve much better! But I'm still giving it 4 stars cause it is light years better than anything else available commercially out there. BTW, these guys have an album cd out as well and it is well worth searching out!"
The Players prove what they can do.
L. Rollsmith | Nashville, Tn. USA | 03/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen The Players four times at 3rd.& Lindsey in Nashville. I even had Brent Mason sign a red Strat I have. Anyway, they do what they do best on this DVD. Anyone aspiring to be a studio musician or professional musician of any kind should watch, listen and learn. They play for the SONG."
My very distant cousin Brent Mason
Dawn M. Mcmannama | Olathe, KS USA | 01/01/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I read so much about Brent Mason on a Mason Family Website that I had to see who he is. We were very impressed with his playing. His bio on the DVD extras indicates that Chet Atkins discovered him. That is such a compliment. All I ever read was about Brent's playing. He sings a song on this DVD called "Lucky Man". He can sing! What talent!! I was surprised by Peter Frampton's appearance because I was expecting country music. He had the biggest smile on his face the entire time. I could tell he was having a blast. I can't wait to show my daughter Jim Horn's segment. She is in her 3rd year of flute and wants to begin playing saxophone while continuing flute. Jim plays a song where he crosses between the instruments. It's quite impressive. One of the highlights is Vince Gill. He plays well, sings well and looks fine. I could listen to his voice all day. If you buy this DVD, you won't be disappointed.
Lots of talent here.....
HogDog | USA | 11/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There is a reason they are the best studio musicians in the land.
Peter Frampton was excellent - he can sing and he sure can play. Same for Travis Tritt and Vince Gill. For me Sean Colvin could have been omitted. I would rather have seen Bonnie Raitt or Sheryl Crow etc. Very nice DD-5.1 soundtrack - video is good but a cleaner video transfer would rate a "5"...."