Americana Highways presents this premiere of Michelle and Jason Hannan’s song “Just Getting A Beer” from their forthcoming album Out There In The Dark, due to be released on December 2. The song was written by Jason Hannan and Robert Meeks Jr; produced by Jason Hannan and Howard Parker; and mastered by Jason Hannan. Album art is courtesy of by Michelle Hannan.
“Just Getting A Beer” is Jason Hannan on lead and low harmony vocals, guitars, piano, and drums; Michelle Hannan on high harmony vocals; Howard Parker on pedal steel guitar; and Shannon Bielski on fiddle. This is an old fashioned country song wrapped around a healthy dose of humor. The fiddle is fantastic, and the whole performance makes you feel like you’re right there at the show.
The idea for “Just Getting a Beer” came from my good friend and fellow songwriter Robert Meeks Jr. He and I, along with Michelle, were hanging out at a bar one night and I got up and said ‘hey, I’m not leaving, I’m just getting a beer.’ By the time I got back to our table I think he already had most of the chorus worked out! After I fleshed it out a bit I figured it would be a great addition to this album. It’s a lot more lighthearted than most of the album’s other songs so we thought it would be a good one to change things up a bit. We were also extremely fortunate to get Shannon Bielski, who is a top notch bluegrass artist and one of our best friends, on this one. Her fiddle work really carries the song.” – Jason Hannan
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Check out our previous coverage here: Song Premiere: Michelle and Jason Hannan “Nothing Left to Lose”