Nashville-based singer-songwriter Andrew Leahey celebrates life on his forthcoming album Airwaves (out on March 1). Leahey began writing the album while recuperating from a lifesaving brain operation and was drawn to vivacious songs that acknowledge the joy of being alive.
Among those songs was the anthemic, guitar-driven "Make it Last," which represented a turning point for Leahey.
"I wrote it to remind myself that any day spent playing music is a good day," Leahey tells Wide Open Country. "Some days are more challenging than others, though, and it's easy to lose that perspective. Singing 'Make It Last' is my way of returning to the things that matter, night after night. Since it was born on tour, we recorded 'Make It Last' exactly as we play it live, with the fake-out ending followed by the guitarmageddon outro."
The live performance video, which Wide Open Country is premiering today, also features Jay Dmuchowski (rhythm guitar), Dean Moore (bass) and Dan Holmes (drums) and was filmed during a performance at Nashville's AmericanaFest.
Andrew Leahey and the Homestead are currently on tour. For a full list of tour dates, visit here.