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“This one’s got Robert Randolph on it, and of course, he's incredible. The original was by Muddy Waters, one of my all-time favorites.
You know, it's interesting: One of the reasons why I didn’t sing lead vocals for the longest time was because I couldn’t accept the fact that I sounded like a kid and not like Muddy Waters, which is who I really wanted to sound like. Anything less than that was not good enough for me. So it took me a while to do this song. I had to wait for my voice to and catch up with the vibe of Muddy Waters; I had to feel confident about putting the whole thing across.
"I took the most creative liberties with this song than anything else on the record. The original was Muddy Waters and his guitar; on my version, we have Robert playing, and then we’ve got me playing through an Octavia and an analog delay. I’m playing an acoustic through a distorted amp, so it has a really cool sound. And the drums are hot-miked, too. Put all that together and you’ve got a pretty big departure from the original.
“We thought it was a great final song for the record because it’s the most ‘Kenny Wayne Shepherd’ track out of all the tunes. It sounds like what you might expect to hear on my next record, and so we thought it was good to end on this note and lead you into the future.”