First Listen: Ronnie Fauss Channels Americana's Greats on 'Twenty-Two Years'


With his new song "Twenty-Two Years," Ronnie Fauss taps into the grit and power of Americana's beloved legends.

The Texas-based singer-songwriter has been writing and recording tracks that channel the purveyors of the 90s alt-country scene. He also has found inspiration from the Lone Star State's most beloved singer-songwriters, like Kris Kristofferson and Guy Clark. But Fauss didn't rely on the path already paved when it came to his own songs. His debut LP I Am The Man You Know I'm Not showed off his own modern perspective on relationships, politics and the struggles of everyday life.

Wide Open Country is pleased to premiere one of Fauss' latest tracks, "Twenty-Two Years," which cements him as one of the genre's most truthful troubadours.

"'Twenty-Two Years' is my stab at a stream of consciousness Whiskeytown or Tom Petty style rock-n-roll song," Fauss tells Wide Open Country. "My goal was to feature the B3 organ and a couple of crunching electric guitar parts that play off of each other. All of the players really brought this song to life in a dynamic way - from Matt Pence and Mark Hedman on drums and bass, respectively (from Justin Townes Earle's band) to Sadler Vaden (Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit) and Devin Malone (Will Hoge, Carrie Underwood) on guitar. Then Chris Tuttle (from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell's band) added the B3 organ and it was the icing on the cake!"

"Twenty-Two Years" will be featured on Fauss' upcoming album Last Of The True, due out Oct. 27. The record was inspired by the greats who brought Americana to the forefront.

Fauss will wrap up 2017 with a handful of shows across Texas through December. You can find a full list of his upcoming tour stops via his official website.

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First Listen: Ronnie Fauss Channels Americana's Greats on 'Twenty-Two Years'