Neil Nathan “Promised Land” – Listen

Neil Nathan has spent the last three years in Studio1935 in South Philadelphia, collaborating with Producer Mike ‘Slo-Mo’ Brenner and Engineer/Co-producer Pete Rydberg, on a barrage of covers and originals, Singles, EP’s, and LP’s, set to be released through 2022.  Today’s song – a re-imagining of the Chuck Berry classic – is the first fruit of this endeavour.

Says Nathan, “Taking a swipe at a classic Chuck Berry tune which has been covered by luminaries such as The Grateful Dead, Elvis Presley, and James Taylor, is a bit nuts, but it’s such a joy to sing that road trip, that American journey, having a dream and overcoming every obstacle in your path to get there. Works on me every time. Mike and Pete, along with drummer Mark Schreiber, and James Taylor bass player, Chico Huff, got a great groove going. And I added a kind of Wings meets Brendan Benson inspired chorus, which sounds pretty smooth with the No Good Sisters on back ups. Richard Hunter adds some lovely harmonica flourishes too.”

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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