Song Premiere: Ynana Rose’s “I Want to Be With You Always” From Forthcoming Album “Tea Leaf Confessions”

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Americana Highways brings you this song premiere of Ynana Rose’s interpretation of Lefty Frizzell’s 1951 ballad: “I Want To Be With You Always,” from her upcoming album Tea Leaf Confessions. The song consists of Ynana Rose on vocals and rhythm guitar, Tammy Rogers (Buddy Miller) on fiddle, Bill Flores on pedal steel, Dorian Michael on electric guitar and Kristian Ducharme on piano, with Dylan Johnson on upright bass and Daryl Vandruff on drums.

Rose’s version of “I Want To Be With You Always” is leisurely old-timey honky tonk folk with fresh, real, vulnerable vocals.   It’s refreshing in this era of the doctored up, “perfect, good-girl” vocals to hear a real woman’s voice singing, with all its delightful natural tones.  And the fact that it’s set over throwback country-style instrumentation with pedal steel is the icing on the cake.

This classic country tune by Lefty Frizzell has held my heart for a lot of years now. There are some great versions out there, especially on Willie Nelson’s To Lefty from Willie album, and we wanted to stay true to the roots of it. Three chords and the truth, no chorus or bridge to fancy it up, just a sincere, sparely crafted sentiment & a little swing. I can fuss over my vocals too much sometimes, and my co-producer and engineer Damon Castillo learned to record my ‘scratch’ vocals with all the right microphones to get me out of my head – so we had one vocal track to work with, no editing tricks allowed.  I love how we managed to capture the timeless ease that we were going for.  Tammy Rogers (Buddy Miller, The Steeldrivers) plays fiddle on this tune, and she just kills it. — Ynana Rose

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