Today we are premiering new music from McDougall, “Battle Creek March”. The song is a new take on a piece that the musician first released on his 2010 LP Old New Histories. Built on a gorgeous, cascading banjo figure, the track builds into a fluid but strident trip that marries the power of heavy rock with all the subtlety and restraint of traditional American music.
The track represents the first in a series of pieces that will be forthcoming in 2017 as part of the artist’s ‘Single Sessions’. “I’ll be digitally releasing a collection of old songs, one song at a time, that I have re-imagined and re-recorded. When I reach a full album’s worth of songs, I will then release them as a volume,” McDougall says. “So as I build the album, folks can follow along, as I pick from my old songs and reintroduce them the way I hear them now. Each one will be released as a free digital download for a limited time.”
This series follows some previous full-length outings from the veteran player, including 2016’s Reaching For Some Light.