Illinois-native David Quinn was raised on classic country records and that long-held appreciation for the genre's roots shines through on "Cryin' Shame," a traditional country two-stepper about a doomed relationship.
"Cryin' Shame," which Wide Open Country is premiering today, is the debut release from Quinn's forthcoming album Wanderin' Fool, produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Margo Price).
Quinn says the song was partially inspired by his own experiences.
"'Cryin' Shame' is one of the older songs I wrote on this record but I always come back to it. It is really about falling for a wild woman, which I know from experience, and how quickly it all goes downhill. When it's happening, you know it's going to end badly but you go for it anyways. That's part of the fun I guess," Quinn tells Wide Open Country. "Recording this one went pretty smoothly. This was one of the first few songs we tracked and it set a tone and style for the rest of the record. Andrija (Tokic) put together the band for this record and that mix really dictated the sound and style which is apparent through this song. It all happened really naturally so I went with it."
Listen to "Cryin' Shame" below.