Americana Highways brings you this premiere of CJ Garton’s song “The Devil” from his forthcoming album, Tales of the Ole West and Other Libations to Please the Palate. The album was produced by Joe Spivey and CJ Garton; engineered by Jesse Poe and Al Angelo; recorded at: Sound Kitchen and Al’s Place; and mastered by Kyle Hershman. Photo credit goes to Ty King of G-Bar Films
“The Devil” is Joe Spivey on acoustic guitar, mandolin, fiddle, percussion, and bouzouki; CJ Garton on vocals; Doug Grieves on electric guitar; Steve Hinsen on electric and steel guitar; and Don Kerce on bass. In a song pleading for the angel to save us from ourselves, CJ Garton delivers intensity in his signature rich powerful baritone here. Stay tuned for a powerhouse album.
“The Devil” came about while I was watching ‘The Punisher’ on Netflix for the first time. I just loved the relationship and battle of good vs. evil. There is such an in-your-face, but at the same time, lurking-in-the-shadows vibe on this tune that really strikes a chord with me. The darker subject matter that we tend to avoid is illuminating, and the angel has to play the hero to pull us out of it. I find it very beautiful and poetic in a Poe-esque sort of way. — CJ Garton
On September 16th, a limited number of vinyl copies will be up for sale on CJ’s website, select stores and at live shows. Anyone who buys a vinyl copy will get a digital download to the album. http://www.cjgarton.com On January 14th, the full double album will be available digitally on all music platforms.