Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rebecca Haviland has the perfect song for those balmy summer nights when you can't stop thinking about the person who's completely wrong for you. Haviland and her band Whiskey Heart blend blues and twang on "Stone Cold Lonesome," a tune about a lovelorn woman who's well aware that she's being strung along by a heartbreaker straight out of a Linda Ronstadt song.
Haviland says, while recording the song, she and the band were inspired by country-tinged rockers of the '70s, like Little Feat's classic ode to the road.
"The band and I have been really digging some of the classic Americana artists, like Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and Little Feat. I really wanted to write a song that had a similar vibe to the Little Feat song 'Willin.' Something with a little bit of a late night bar band sing along vibe," Haviland tells Wide Open Country. "The keys on the track created the main inspiration for the song. We put a wurlitzer through my guitar pedal board and messed around with two of my favorite Strymon pedals, then layered that over acoustic guitar, bass and drums with a bit of tape delay. A little three part harmony from the guys in the band really cemented the sing along vibe we were going for."
Hear the premiere of "Stone Cold Lonesome" below.
For more information on Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart, visit their official website.
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