Song Premiere: Libby Koch’s “Just the Way”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Libby Koch’s “Just the Way” from her upcoming release Redemption 10.  Redemption 10 was produced by Patterson Barrett & Libby Koch and recorded live at Blue Rock Artist Ranch & Studio in Wimberley, Texas.  “Just the Way” is Libby Koch on acoustic guitar, harmonica and vocals, Patterson Barrett on organ and harmony vocals, Bill Browder on lead guitar, Eddie Cantu on drums, Javier Chaparro on violin, and Glenn Schuetz on bass.

In an era of widespread vocal sweetness, Libby Koch has that rare blend of powerful real-life honesty in her vocals that lends instant depth and credibility to her songs. On this imaginative reinterpretation of her own earlier work, Redemption 10, you’ll get a great dose of the evolving music of Libby Koch. And “Just the Way” is a perfect way to dive in, and reflect on the strain and uncertainties of single living.

Redemption 10 is a live, full-band reimagining of my first album, which came out 10 years ago. It’s been really fun to revisit these songs after a decade. I’ve changed a lot personally and musically, and as a result these songs are all resonating with me in different ways than they used to. “Just the Way” is about the somewhat cyclical nature of “dating” (I don’t think the kids call it that anymore). It was written in a time when I was perpetually single and not particularly good at keeping it casual!  This has been one of the most fun songs from Redemption to revamp and play live, both for the band and the folks on the dance floor. — Libby Koch

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