MM55productions – Featured Artist – Neil Austin Imber
Neil Austin Imber is truly one of the most exciting new artists on the Texas music scene. His new CD “Livin’ On Credit working for a dime” is an awesome follow-up to his debut entitled “Roll The Dice” released in 2008. Neil Austin Imber is a young man exuding wisdom far beyond his years, writing songs with an insight and maturity that some artists never attain. From the title track “Livin’ On Credit workin’ for a dime” to the radio friendly “It’s Been A Few Years” and “Full Blooded Texan” Neil Austin Imber takes the listener on a roller coaster ride of insight and emotion with stories of Life Love and Lost Opportunity.
It’s my understanding that Neil cut his teeth on rock. He spent countless hours listening to the music of U2 and Creed until he was persuaded by a girlfriend to explore country. He quickly developed a deep appreciation for the story telling and melodic qualities of Texas Country Music. Neil Austin Imber is deeply immersed in a genre’ of music that he truly loves and is proceeding to sculpt a unique style of writing that could easily catapult him to stardom.
The talent in the Neil Austin Imber camp is not limited to impressive songwriting and showmanship, he also has a great record label behind him with a unique approach to CD packaging and media support. Championship Records is certainly a label for Country music fans to keep an eye on.
I have personally seen Neil Austin Imber perform twice prior to the writing of this feature story. I first saw him play a solo song swap with another talented artist by the name of Bri Bagwell at a very popular venue in Houston Texas called The Firehouse Saloon. I then saw him with his full band at The Hideaway on Dunvale, also in Houston. His songwriting and musicianship were equally impressive on both nights. Neil Austin Imber is truly one of the most exciting new artists on the Texas music scene and well worth the price of admission.
By Chris Harkness for MM55productions Friday, January 14, 2011