1st Single from the long awaited album recorded at Welcome to 1979 studio LIL’ LOST LOU
Lil’ Lost Lou
Cat No: BULLY #0001
Release date: 7 April 2017
“She’s like the girlfren’ of Jonathan Richman, the sister of the Stanley Brothers and the daughter of
London-based country/rockabilly songwriter Lou Psyche alias Lil’ Lost Lou here presents her debut solo album.
Not one to do things by halves, she travelled alone to Nashville to work with revered producer, songwriter and
musician Billy Livsey, a man with the likes of Ronnie Lane, Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt, George Strait and Tanya
Tucker on his CV.
Setting up in the analogue Welcome To 1979 Studios (housed in a former Motown, Chess and RCA pressing
plant), Livsey corralled the cream of Music City session men, including bassist Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Chet
Atkins, Sturgill Simpson); pedal-steel player Russ Pahl (Glen Campbell, Patty Loveless, Kacey Musgraves);
guitarist Stuart Mathis (Chris Isaak, Lucinda Williams), and drummer Justin Amaral (Junior Brown, Tommy
Let’s let Lou tell the story.... “This Nashville LP was about finishing a journey. It’s a bit more slick than my
London skiffle punk/country band, but It’s still pretty raw and I think it has a great cross-cultural sound going on .
I’m still so excited that these amazing guys wanted to collaborate on it.
“The last song on the album, ‘Song for Bob Dylan’, I wrote 20 years ago in New York just before my dad died.
I’d heard a poem by Dylan called ‘Last Thoughts On Woody Guthrie’, which said, ‘If it’s hope that you’re seeking
…you’ll find it at the Grand Canyon at sundown”. Last year I finally flew back out to the USA to see the Grand
Canyon. I watched the sun go down, then caught a train across America. 32 hours later I arrived in Nashville,
Tennessee where I recorded that same song about the Grand Canyon that I wrote 20 years beforehand. In 12
hours we had recorded a whole album.”
Once Lou was back in the UK, finishing touches were applied to the album with the help of Kent-based
producer Sean Kenny.
Born and raised in Camden Town, Lou has shared stages with the likes of Wanda Jackson, Billy Childish, Pete
Doherty,Wilko Johnson, The Urban Voodoo Machine and Fat White Family. She was taught guitar by John
Etheridge of Soft Machine, plays an Epiphone Casino, and sang ‘Don’t Bogart That Joint’ over the closing
credits of the 2010 film Mr Nice.
“Of all the women haunting the secret smog filled outsider art scene in London , Lou is by far the sassiest and
dirtiest of them all. A princess of a weird dark country/punk night life.” AAAmusic.comhttp://www.lillostlou.comhttps://www.facebook.com/Li...
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