Finding “the” album to immerse yourself into often takes time.. Whether you’re looking for the right melody or stories.. It takes time. Just ask us here at CITUK. It takes time to find the right album to commemorate the “mood.” Nicholas Mudd however, served us with a peace of mind and no crossroads riding back and forth from. Like many of his contemporaries, the Kentucky born songwriter proves country music still thrives in a post-apocalyptic musical crisis.
Opening up with a salute to the Bakersfield boys, Come With Me Tonight, as the Steel guitar slides on through. Venturing around and camping throughout the state lines, the singer-songwriter loaded up his Harley and rode the wild wind seeking inspiration from Memphis right through Texarkana and Denton, later rambled his way into New Mexico and crossing Arizona before finally settling still in California. Waiting on Me reflects purely on his journey in a dance hall like tune. Meanwhile, Spinning Around wakes the spirit of Waylon Jennings alive. Once in sunny California, Mudd headed to the studio to begin his now self-titled album journey, shining a light on themes of heartache, romance and “booze-soaked youthful sensations” as High Lonesome dives the listener the spirited away country landscape. produced and mastered by Eric Rennaker, Mudd invites listeners into his world of wondrous thoughts, song craftsmanship and whimpering bawl.
Named as a neo-traditionalist revivalist of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. Mudd voice is charged with emotion, from the melancholy Lady of the Night to the delicate closing end Sailing Song, a dream dreaming balled inside the eternal thoughts of imagination. “I’ve seen mountains on the sea / I’ve seen fire in the sky / I’ve outrun southern gales / I’ve cheated death,” he sings, in whimsical swoons, as if gliding away on tides ripping out to sea.