“I got turned on to this guy through John Mellencamp. We were hanging out at the Super Bowl last year in Indianapolis, and he was really impressed by the guy’s guitar playing and slide work. ‘Oh, you gotta hear this!’ he was saying. So I checked it out, and I dug it.
“He’s got an interesting sound. His playing is great, but the vocal is where it gets unique. Some people dig it, some people don’t. It’s hard to put a label on it. He sounds like a lumberjack singing. Try to picture some dude in a flannel shirt, walking through the backwoods with an axe and singing to himself. That’s what this is.
“I played it for my singer, Noah – he was a bit curious. The singing is not for everybody. So this is an oddball choice, but I really like it.”