If they could, the Sprague Brothers would change the world, one song at a time. From their earliest released recordings
in 1990 through their highly acclaimed Hightone CDs and their recent releases on Wichita Falls Records, the Sprague Brothers
have forged a clear and steady path, as leader Frank Lee Sprague says, Influenced by none, inspired by many. With their
roots in hometown Wichita Falls, Texas, the Sprague Brothers travel the musical map, fusing their love for the music of fellow
Texans Buddy Holly and Bobby Fuller with a touch of surf here and a touch of Merseybeat there, all blended into a superb and
remarkable brand of rock n roll uniquely Sprague.
On Changing the World, One Chick at a Time, Wichita Falls Records presents every facet of Frank and Chris Spragues artistry,
from Sun Records-style rockabilly, to Everly Brothers-style ballads, to dazzling instrumentals and a dollop of Texas swing.
Along the way, listeners experience the stunning musicianship of guitarist extraordinaire, Frank Lee Sprague, who plays every
note on a variety of guitars, as well as featured drumming and harmony singing, by Chris Sprague.
The album leads off with the witty story-song, Rockabilly Twist, a countrified rocker which will prove popular on the dance
floor. Listen for Chris Sprague quoting Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow as the song fades.
Brother acts are famous for their close harmonies. The Sprague Brothers are long-time fans of the fabulous Everly Brothers.
On the haunting, Ive Got It Made, Frank Sprague sings with Don Everlys son, Edan. The song features a rich acoustic
backing and beautiful interweaving vocals.
I Want to Be Her Man, with its classic, lean sound and intimate, heartfelt lead vocal by Frank, is the sort of timeless
song that could be a hit in any era.
Im Setting Jake (a saying from Wichita Falls) and Youre Scarce (a phrase used by Elvis Presley in the film, Blue Hawaii)
sets you right down at the Sun studios with Sam Phillips at the helm. This is rockabilly at its purest and most authentic,
second nature to the gifted Sprague Brothers.
Wormwood is an example of what the Sprague Brothers do best, creating a model recording that in a just world would be an
international smash hit. Amazingly catchy, sung with raw power, the song has the drive and feel of Bobby Fuller at his
Special guest Randy Fuller plays bass guitar on the track and provides background vocals as well.
Other standout tracks include the ballad, No One Cares, with a tender vocal by Frank and featuring unusual use of backing
and harmony vocals which build in power and intensity that brings brothers harmony into the third millennium. An intimate
number, Little Star, has the quiet passion of one of Buddy Hollys ballads and includes a special string arrangement by Frank.
The romantic, Keep on Loving Me, pulls at the heart and demonstrates just how wonderfully Frank and Chris sing together.
Its an Everly-style number with a Latin beat.
No Sprague Brothers album is complete without a bevy of bonus tracks, and Changing the World proves no exception.
The best cover versions surpass the original hands down, and with American Music, the Sprague Brothers do just that, adding
tribute signature riffs from Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Ventures and Buddy Holly, and in a clever nod to the universality
of rock n roll, including a harmonica solo straight out of the Beatles via fellow Texan, Delbert McClinton.
The Sprague Brothers work has wowed reviewers in Rolling Stone, Playboy, The Washington Post, The New Yorker, and many
other magazines and newspapers. They have appeared on CBS nationwide television and National Public Radio, and have
performed live around the world, including several successful tours of Japan. Other albums available include, The Savage
Sprague Brothers on Wichita Falls Records, The Best of the EssBee CDs on El Toro/Wichita Falls Records, and Let the Chicks
fall Where they May and Forever and a Day, on Hightone Records. This new LP is another great addition to the Sprague
Bros library, so join them as they change the world, ONE CHICK AT A TIME!