Nicholas Mudd “Heartache Express” – Listen

The last time we heard from Nicholas Mudd it was on last year’s ‘Sailing Song‘.  There’s another form of transport this time – a traditional country steam powered Iron Horse, pulling the ‘Heartache Express‘ and heading straight for Mr Mudd.  It’s unstoppable and laden down with ‘words I don’t want to hear‘.

While this train of woe may be the express it has clearly come via Bakersfield, where it surely picked up the pedal steel of Matt Pynn and Lucien Holmes’ electric guitar.  There’s a suitably paced clack-clack-clack across the rails provided by Travis Popichak on drums and the bass of Michael Gomes, all backing up Nicholas Mudd’s dread-filled vocal.  This was love and now it’s just unstoppable heartache.

Photo: Shalon Goss

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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