Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Matt Eckstine’s song “Old Guitar” from his forthcoming album
Lil’ Blue, due to be released on October 16th. “Old Guitar” is Matt Eckstine on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, lap steel, ukulele, banjo, harmonica, electric piano, and percussion; Stan Ray on drums; Jim Basso on vocals; Eric Jones on keys; John Banks on slide guitar; and Marc Chesanow on bass. Lil’ Blue was recorded, produced, and mixed by Matt Eckstine, and mastered by Ben Kesler in St. Louis, MO.
In a sweet tribute to the loss of a friend, Matt Eckstine has another sorrowful story for you on this one. His catalogue is full of good solid Americana stories.
This song is about someone or something that you can rely on being there for you. I began writing this song about a Savannah musician Walter Harris who had recently passed away. The song is mainly about my time living downtown in Savannah and reminiscing my usual haunts from those days. I used the “old guitar” as a metaphor for a friend, Walter, and the city of Savannah. — Matt Eckstine