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Flint Westrock: News

New CD Release - June 17, 2014

LeRoi Records is pleased to announce the release of Flint Westrock's third cd on LeRoi Records, Lovers and Heroes. Once again Flint is joined by friends and stellar musicians Mitch Kashmar on harp, Bill Flores on guitars, Tom Lackner on drums, and Steve Nelson on bass. The official release date is July 15, 2014, but you can check out The Vladimir Putin Blues now on you tube.

ECMA Top 10 in Switzerland - August 22, 2011

In the most recent poll released by the European Country Music Association, Follow In His Footsteps was number 10 in Switzerland.

Denmark loves Flint - May 9, 2011

In March, 2010, Follow In His Footsteps was number 12 on the Top 40 chart. Flint was number 38 on the Top 200 Artists chart, right behind Elvis.

Official Release of Heaven n Earth - December 22, 2010

Flint Westrock's new cd, Heaven n Earth, was officially released on December 22, 2011.

CD Release Party - November 3, 2010

CD Release Party
Sunday, December 12, 2010
2:00 to 4:00 P.M.
Just Play Music, Santa Barbara, CA


Just Play Music and LeRoi Records are pleased to announce the release of Heaven n Earth, the new cd by Flint Westrock on LeRoi Records. Santa Barbara is fortunate to be home to some of the most talented musicians in the business, and several of them, including Mitch Kashmar, Tom Lackner, Jim Calire, Bill Flores, and Nick Coventry, have come together with Flint to record a fine album of original Americana songs written by Pete Umoff.

Come meet Flint Westrock at Just Play Music on Sunday, December 12, 2010, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The first 100 purchasers of Heaven n Earth will receive a free poster. Flint will be on hand for autographs.

Just Play Music is Santa Barbara’s only full service music store, stocking a wide variety of cd’s, lp’s, posters, t-shirts, dvd’s and more. Just Play Music is located at 619 State Street, between Ortega and Cota, in downtown Santa Barbara.

Come meet Flint, enjoy the music, and have some fun.

New CD coming - June 30, 2009

It's been a while coming, but Flint Westrock is back in the studio with a batch of new songs written by Pete Umoff. The new cd will call upon the country spiritual legacy of the 30's and 40's. Joining Flint in the studio will be his friends from Wake Me Up With Kissin, with a few surprises and a guarantee of authenticity and good fun. More to follow.

Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck review - February 25, 2006

Meet Flint Westrock, no, he is not a character from the 60s cartoon the Flintstones, he is a simple man that has done everything from being a truck driver to a lawyer and several other positions in between. Because he grew up in a military family and had exposure to much more than your everyday kid growing up in the U.S., he found many different interests during the course of life. Traveling and music can round out a person and it served Flint well.

Women and men alike will find common ground with Wake Me Up With Kissin. The CD has thirteen tracks; all love songs with different slants, written from his heart to his soul mate. It certainly looks like Flint will be playing cupid this year with this warm and good feeling group of songs.

Westrock is no Sinatra but he knows how to tie his emotions and feelings into a song. He has some fine musicians help his average vocals become one-step better than they ever could be. The feeling I get listening to this is that the singer is doing this for the pure joy of it all, he does not want a lot of attention or to be a star, that is not why he recorded this album. Westrock is a regular guy that loves his life and wants everyone to know it.

The lead off track is “It's Just a Dull Ache,” its the perfect country song and I would not be surprised if Nashville grabs a hold of this one and you see someone like Tim McGraw or one of those big time mainstream country stars singing it. The humor in his music is what makes it so enjoyable, it is easy to forget that you are not listening to golden vocals and just enjoy everything the man is giving you, whether it’s “Vegetables of Love” or if he starts crooning to his mate “Nudity Becomes You.” I do not think music could get any more down to earth and real. The harmonica gives a few of these songs a solid country-blues feel, and I like that.

This is definitely the kind of album that will grow on you…I will promise you that. Even the songs like “Piggly Wiggly” and “Love Snack,” as silly as they are, start sounding good after the second time around. Check out this album, it is a lot of fun and it has some good time music to boot.

© Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-http://www.muzikreviews.com
February 21, 2006

Rating-7.5/10

Reviews coming in. - January 26, 2006

Based on the early reviews, we are happy to say that Wake Me Up With Kissin is being very well received. People are very enthusiastic about its positive vibe, its message of love, and its terrific music. In the words (translated) of Country Home, Germany's premier country music magazine, "it has absolutely the Charm."

LeRoi Records releases Flint Westrock disc - December 22, 2005

On December 22, 2005, LeRoi Records released Wake Me Up With Kissin, a collection of original love songs written by Pete Umoff and performed by Flint Westrock and his friends, Mitch Kashmar, courtesy of Delta Groove Records (harps and background vocals), Tom Lackner (percussion), Jim Calire (keyboards), Bill Flores (accoustic, electric and pedal steel guitars) and Steve Nelson (upright and electric bass).

The songs are simple and the sentiments are real. Love is what it's all about. And all you have to do is listen to it to know how much fun they had making it.

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