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Even after a noteworthy career as a steel guitar player sharing the stage with many recognizable names (Darrell McCall, Moe Bandy, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Charly McClain, Jean Shepard, Frenchie Burke, Billy Mata, Hank Williams Jr., and Robert Bartosh) and working years in the studio on the production side of the business, Texas born and bred Ronnie Pfeil considers his album “Anytime You Want” the highlight of his career and a dream come true.

“I am finally getting to do what I have always wanted to do - SING! I played behind so many great musicians but yet I always wanted to record an album of my own. I just knew that I had a style and a song that had to be shared.”

Aside from his career as a pedal steel player, it was singing for local community functions that fueled Ronnie’s musical passion and the end result is his brand new debut release. Produced by the Grammy award winning Bobby Flores, the album features the variable talents of many South Texas musical mainstays: Jim Loessberg (drums), Jake Hooker (upright bass), Randy Reinhard (piano, steel guitar) and Leighan Cortes (background vocals). Bobby Flores also adds fiddle and background vocals contributions to the project.

“Anytime You Want” is a solid mix of original tunes steeped in traditional Texas country roots as well as a balance of time-tested and treasured classics, a project that not only celebrates Pfeil’s country roots, but passes the tradition on with style.

After months of listening to demo tapes, Pfeil settled on a stellar and potent combination of twelve original and classic country songs that celebrate the vibrant era of music that he himself loves so much.

“I wanted this album to be a reflection of me. I love this music and these songs, but I also had the opportunity to record some fantastic new material. The title track, "Anytime You Want", written by Cary Clark "is a great song about a guy who just can't cut her loose and she comes back time and time again. He tries to so hard to be a man,” he says with a grin...!

The steel-steeped treasure of "End of a Long Goodbye" is one particular original song that he was pleased to have included on the album. “That was a song handed to me on a silver platter by Bubba Bartosh. The song was written by two of Nashville’s great song writers - Gary Nicholson and Russell Smith.” He recalls “I was going nuts when I heard it; I had to record this song. I contacted Gary and he said ‘Ronnie - it's all yours!’"

Fellow San Antonion Emory Pady wrote three of the albums other originals: Different State of Mind, You’ll Never Hurt Me and There May Come a Time. “These songs are truly from the heart. When Emory played them for me I knew that the only way someone could have written them was to have lived them.”

Classic country music fans will instantly recognize and appreciate his renditions of such memorable songs as I Love You Because, She Thinks I Still Care and Funny How Time Slips Away. Pfeil hopes the project impacts the listeners the way the music impacted him and “that a song or two revives a wonderful memory and maybe the new songs will help make some new memories.”

With nods to the influences of Willie Nelson, Ray Price and the late Hank Thompson, Pfeil’s personal music philosophy resonates in every note: “Keep it traditional, understandable and danceable and you can't go wrong. Make music so clean you just hang on every word - because you can understand 'em”.

The album is also available online at  CDBaby, Amazon.com, iTunes, AOL Music, Digstation and Austinmusicdownload.com. The album will also be released to Europe and Asia, where Ronnie also plans to tour in support of the release.

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