The song will be included on Jim’s full-length album, From The Ground Up, expected sometime next year.
Hurst says that he took the song title from a common term musicians use, referring accompanists or jammers to the fact that a song is returning to the home or root chord. That turned into the lyrics’ narrative arc on this bluesy waltz number.
“As I often do, I came up with this melody while driving and hearing a traditional type bluegrass song in the making. I turned on my voice recorder and hummed the song to keep the idea from disappearing. The title of the song and the idea of the song came about while telling myself which chords went where while humming. Back To The One is a phrase I used, then it developed into the story – man feels sad that he didn’t treat his wife the best he could, and is wanting to get her back home. Dale Ann Bradley’s harmony vocal was exactly what the stellar musicians’ efforts needed to complete the song for Jack and I.”
While extolling his truly remarkable abilities as a guitarist, people often forget what a terrific singer Jim is as well, something that is demonstrated here in spades.
Have a listen…