Years ago I had this notion that I would do shows that were identical to me sitting on my couch playing in my living room. I wanted to actually bring the beat up love seat in my living room to the show and put it on stage.
I really thought about doing this at a show here in Chicago at a place that is now an optometrist office. It was a "venue" I personally hated but one where people allegedly went to listen to music. When I played there I realized it was one of those places where people pretend to come to listen to music...but just talk and ignore the poor sap on stage. It is harder for a band to know this because they have some volume. Me? With a guitar solo? It was painful. One of the most hateful shows I ever played (and that is saying something).
So the whole "bring my couch to the show" thing died before it could ever happen!
Until now anyway.
When I sit at home I either look for music online or try to figure out how to play songs I love and I play them on my couch. In truth the vast majority are not "country" ...this being country is coincidence really. As often as not I am playing Bowie or Lou Reed or other bands I love. There are always singer songwriters involved and many of the people you'd expect me to want to play. I try to play Father John Misty and Angel Olsen. I take a stab at playing things by T Rex and Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam)...Sometimes I take a swing at Nick Cave and Alphaville.
It is an eclectic thing.
This release is me doing country but if this does ok I will do more !