Hot nights and a sultry blues rock groove are the order of the day on this new track from Indiana-based David Quinn. We last wrote about Quinn when he released his excellent album Wanderin’ Fool last year. This year’s new album Letting Go finds him broadening his sound and continuing his rich vein of songwriting.
There’s an assured muscularity to Quinn’s sound that does boil over into ‘rock’ tropes on this track. The guitars slide and growl like JJ Cale doing time as an interstate truck driver and the rhythm and relaxed approach keep ‘Born To Lose’ on the right side of the tracks.
Letting Go and features an impressive cast of players alongside producer Mike Stankiewicz (Willie Nelson, Maren Morris). Keyboard player Micah Hulscher (Jim Lauderdale), drummer Dillon Napier and guitarist Jamie Davis all play in Margo Price’s band and pedal steel virtuoso Brett Resnick has worked with Kacey Musgraves. Rounding out the band is guitarist Laur Joamets, a guitar virtuoso best known for backing Sturgill Simpson and Drivin N Cryin.