Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Terri Hendrix’s “Dogging Me” from her upcoming album Talk To Human (5.3) due to be released September 6th. Talk to a Human (5.3) was produced by Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix, recorded at The Zone in Dripping Springs, Texas — and Bubba’s Place — and engineered, mixed, and mastered by Pat Manske at The Zone as well. “Dogging Me” is Terri Hendrix vocals, acoustic guitar, and harmonica, Lloyd Maines on acoustic guitar, dobro, and bass; with John Silva on drums and percussion. The album photo was by Kim Maguire.
Terri Hendrix has gotten ahold of something uncannily original down there in Texas and integrated it into a remarkably unique blend of spoken word Texas country music. You’ve never heard anything quite like her innovative rhythmic style, and on top of that, this song showcases her phenomenal harmonica skills. It’s fast-paced, recognizably folksy good music, but it’s also done with the most contemporary of lyrical deliveries, including a hip hop – inspired, breathy dog background vocal. All combined in one potent, reality relationship song.
I first heard this on a Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee album I have. I got hooked on Sonny’s rhythmic style of playing. I began to toy around with the tune and then one day meddled with the lyrics. I grabbed their chorus and then wrote my own verses about someone that enjoys belittling the very person they are supposed to lift up and support. — Terri Hendrix
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