Americana singer-songwriter Vince Vanguard was longing to record and release a solo album for many years. As a record producer, he actually already owns and manages his own studio and music production company.
“Just So You Know” is a beautiful and intricate Americana country ballad with powerful lyrics and a soulful refrain. With the twang of guitar throughout, the familiar sound of americana and country songs, there is more of a grand chorus than in an acoustic track.
Taken from his new album, Spirit Blues, “Just So You Know” is the last track on the album. He wrote the song after he got the help needed from his alcohol addiction. It is about his overindulgence in a lifestyle that was not supporting his goals, talents and future. It’s a story of his recovery.
“Thought I could control you/Got stuck in a hole with you /And I couldn’t find my way out/Swore I could control you/My heart grew cold with you/But I’m climbing my own way out.” Not only is Vince’s voice so enticing, but the lyrics are poetic and easily get stuck in your head.
Vanguard´s soulful and confessional lyrics and enticing musical ability can be compared to such artists as Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers. With an influence like Eric Clapton (his full name is Eric Vincent Plein, named after the great musician) it’s hard not to be enticed by his gripping sound.
Joining Vince in the studio on this album are Colorado based musicians, including Adam Deitch (from Lettuce, Break Science, John Scofield), Garret Sayers (The Motet), Marcus Rezak (Solo Artist, Shred is Dead and Bill McKay (formerly of Leftover Salmon and the Derek Trucks Band).
The artist says:
“I needed to get these songs off my chest to break ties with my past. Now, I feel like I can move on.”
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