So I got a call on my cell last weekend from Jim – Sith Lord of Twitchy Dolphin Flix. Jim says to me, he says, “Clif…you got any slow country music lying around?” I said, “No, I do not.” He said, “Can you get me some?” I said, “Of course!” He said, “Cool.” He also requested that it sound a bit raw.
It didn’t occur to me until I sat down to compose this little chunk of “slow country music”, that “slow country music” is a little vague. Slow country like Johnny Cash? Or slow country like Garth Brooks? Or slow country like Billy Ray Cyrus?
I decided that I should do a Willie Nelson inspired thing…inspired, primarily, by the lead guitar he pulls off in Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain. Here’s my end result, which as requested, I left raw…flubs, breathing, background noise and all: