Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Whitney Lockert’s song “We Were There,” from his forthcoming album Long Way to California. Long Way to California was engineered and mixed by Quinn McCarthy at the Creamery, Brooklyn and mastered by Fred Kevorkian. All songs were written by Whitney Lockert.
Musicians on the album are Whitney Lockert on vocals, acoustic and electric guitars; Garrett Cook on electric guitar, and pedal steel guitar; Hudson Mueller on acoustic guitar, and backing vocals; Quinn McCarthy on bass, backing vocals, percussion, and keyboards; Jeff Barton on drums and percussion; Sasha Smith on keyboards and Brad Wentworth on drums.
Whitney Lockery has a raw acoustic guitar playing style and the production quality showcases this with its silenced background and crystal clear recording. “We Were There” is a nostalgic glimpse into the passage of time and the childhood memories that are shared through the distance. “I am here and you’re over there and it’s not fair.” It really isn’t fair.
I’ve always been a person who tends to make a few close friends and stick with them for the long-term, and while I’m sometimes not a super social person, those friendships are some of the most important things in my life. “We Were There” is about the times when friends were around the corner, when you might just pop over to someone’s place for no reason to sit around and chat, listen to music, and generally just be together. Now many of the friends I grew up with are across the country, or even the world, and it seems to take a lot more effort to stay in touch and see each other on the occasions we can. It’s not the greatest of life’s injustices, but it’s still not fair. I’m very grateful for the times I get to spend with old friends these days. — Whitney Lockert
You can discover more information and tour dates here: https://www.whitneylockert.net
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