Having recently shared the track “So Alive” from a new album due for release in Spring next year, Jonathan Wilson has premiered a video to new single “69 Corvette.”
Of the track, Wilson says: “‘69 corvette’ is a tune I wrote in a few of the hundred hotel rooms I was in the past few years, on the bigrocktour. I realised somewhere deep in Latvia that I was missing my home, my family, the woods in North Carolina, the whole process of growing up. I missed my family, the feeling, the preaching. This is my ode to them. The song was recorded live with the band at Sound Emporium in Nashville. It’s the first tune I recorded with my new pal Mark O Connor. Enjoy…”
Take a watch below…
Wilson will be coming to the UK early next year for some special live appearances. On 26th January he will be one of the main performers at ‘Born To Run: A 70th Birthday Tribute’ to Bruce Springsteen at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections. Other performers on the bill include Irish folk-pop songstress Lisa Hannigan and The Hold Steady frontman Craig Finn. This will be followed at the end of January by the Americana UK Awards in London at which Wilson will be the bandleader. More info on this will follow soon.
Jonathan Wilson spent most of 2018 on the road, away from home supporting Rare Birds as well as performing in Roger Waters’ Us + Them band as singer/guitarist. The homesickness he felt from being away so long was not for his home and studio in Los Angeles, but a deeper feeling. He missed the South. He missed home. Jonathan was born and raised in North Carolina. When Jonathan finally did return to LA, it was to pack up his LA home and studio.
With nowhere to work in LA and over 20 songs, he flew to Nashville to make a record that would help Wilson recapture his innate love of American music. The music he would play with his dad and his dad’s friends as a kid growing up in the South surrounded by bluegrass, country, and more. He recruited his favourite – and some of the most legendary – session players to join him including Mark O’Connor, Dennis Crouch, Kenny Vaughn, Jim Hoke, Russ Pahl, Pat Sansone and Jon Radford, and recorded everything live. The as–yet–untitled album is slated for release in Spring 2020.