For his first single with Compass Records, former Steep Canyon Ranger Woody Platt has chosen a grassed up version of the Blind Willie McTell classic, Broke Down Engine, performed as a duet with the great Del McCoury.
After more than two decades as a Steep, Platt decided to go it alone as a solo artist last year, and has since signed with Compass for a new project expected in 2024. This single is our first taste.
Woody and Del trade lines throughout this Peidmont blues standard, with stellar and very subtle support from a crack studio band. Bryan Sutton is on guitar, Barry Bales on bass, Daren Shumaker on mandolin, and Bennett Sullivan on banjo. They deliver a track that works as both a blues and a bluegrass number. Tricky that.
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Radio programmers will find the track at AirPlay Direct.