The singer and songwriter of country music known as Curtis Lee Putman has released his latest official single, “#TallInTheSaddle (When I Ride).” The track has been proudly published by CLP Music Productions and Tallinthesaddlerecords independent music labels, outside the control of the corporate music industry. An instant country classic in the making with smooth natural baritone vocals and gritty storytelling, “#TallInTheSaddle” is evidence that the American country music tradition is alive and well in artists like Curtis Lee Putman.
Curtis Lee Putman, who is sometimes billed simply as CLP, cites as main artistic influences Hank Williams, Waylon Jennings, Kiss, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Cash, and Jimmie Rodgers. His own music blends modern country cues with classic kick-drum, fiddle, guitar, and a blues influence. This unpretentious manner in which Putman sings extends also into the themes of his lyrics. Asked whether he writes his own songs, CLP remarks that the songs are written “by my experiences in life … My truth, you might say.”
A born musician, Curtis Lee Putman has been making music since childhood.
“Music has been my indulgence, my escape, and a passion of mine for my entire life,” he writes.
Curtis Lee Putman was born and raised in Kalamazoo, MI, home of the world-famous Gibson Guitar Company and a hotbed for American music since the early 20th century. Putman found his musical calling in country music and in the blues. His music often crosses boundaries, however, and his songs can be found cataloged variously as country, alternative country, country/blues, and occasionally just alternative.
“I just play music,” Putman replies, “the good kind, the universal language of everyone. Because really, we’re all saying the same thing.”
Asked to describe the major themes of his “#TallInTheSaddle” single, Putman says:
“When the fight gets the hardest and you're not sure if you can make it to the end, that's when to rally all the strength you have because it's almost over.”
“#TallInTheSaddle (When I Ride)” arrives hot on the heels of “It's Over,” Curtis Lee Putman's other popular single published on the same record label. Remastered versions of other past favorites including “One More Dance” and “Curtis Lee's Blues” are set to release later this summer.
Curtis Lee Putman's music is in radio circulation and he has been interviewed on Jango, iHeart Radio, and Tapdetroit.com, syndicated on the Radio365 network, nationwide on FM and Internet radio.
“#TallInTheSaddle (When I Ride)” by Curtis Lee Putman available online worldwide 23 June 2016.
“#TallInTheSaddle (When I Ride)” by Curtis Lee Putman –