Phil Gammage

Song Premiere: Phil Gammage “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Phil Gammage’s version of Harlan Howard’s song (covered by Charlie Walker, Webb Pierce, Patsy Cline, Jerry Lee Lewis, and more) “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down,” due to be available on Feb 3.  This song was produced by Phil Gammage; engineered by Brent McLachlan and Gammage; and recorded at 30 Below Studio in New York NY.

“Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” is Phil Gammage on acoustic guitar and vocals;  Brian Edward Hack on electric guitar and steel guitar; Jeff Gordon on bass; and Michael Fox on drums.  What a lot of fun, this timeless honkytonk music.  Gammage has a knack for delivering the warmth of old ’50s night music directly to you today.  And you can picture the darkened bar where this music of the jilted and downtrodden pours out onto the street.

The timeless lyrics about lost love and economic class are still as strong a statement as when they were written over 60 years ago. I first heard the song on a used Webb Pierce album I bought years ago at a sidewalk sale on Saint Mark’s Place in New York’s East Village. It struck me immediately as one of those 1950s-era country music tunes with remarkable lyrics. One of many that were written back then. Pick Me Up on Your Way Down is a jewel and it’s message resonates so much to our modern world. — Phil Gammage


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