Americana Highways presents a premiere of “High Lonesome,” a song from Nicholas Mudd’s self-titled debut, due out on April 12th. “High Lonesome” is Nicholas Mudd on vocals and acoustic guitar; Lydia Luce on fiddle; Matt Pynn on pedal steel guitar; Iain Weigert on electric guitar; Michael Gomes on bass, Travis Popichak on drums with Paige Calico on backing vocals. Nicholas Mudd was produced by Eric Rennaker and recorded at Bedrock, LA.
“High Lonesome” is an emotionally grounded song about that sad melody that immediately reminds you of home. The violin echoes the sounds of the whip-poor-will as the music swells over the sounds of the family roots of home. Nicholas Mudd is a heartbreaker of an album.
This song is a tribute to the Old Time, Bluegrass, and Mountain Music of my home state of Kentucky. These traditions have greatly inspired and influenced my own music, even if I haven’t leaned heavily into their conventional structures.
The sound of a high, lonesome fiddle always evokes memories in my mind of long ago places and people in my life, and that’s also what this song is about – my personal history that I associate with the sounds of traditional Appalachian folk music. — Nicholas Mudd