Dierks Bentley asked fan-clubbers in a recent Meet and Greet what they thought about the three songs on the sample CD he's giving out after each bluegrass show.
Bob Walker talked about the bluegrass and the bootleg in his blog titled, Free and Easy (Down the 21st Century Road He Goes). Bob apparently was blown away by the Foxboro, MA show, especially DB's bluegrass version of U2's, "Pride." He thinks Bentley's bootleg CD makes for great music marketing strategy. "Here’s a guy that is not trying to sell anything. He is building a relationship with the consumer … using modern technology and a powerful marketing strategy," says Walker.
I love the fact that the tracks are written in black sharpie (albeit reproduced) in Dierks' own hand-writing!
So, did you attend a show recently and receive one of these boot-legged CDs? what do you think of Dierks "giving" it away? Will you still buy the full CD? What do you think of the songs: "Up On The Ridge", "Fallin' For You", and "Rovin' Gambler?"
Please leave your comments below!