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Texas native Jarrod Dickenson returns with bluesy new single "California"

01 August 2017, 13:04 | Written by Ellen Peirson-Hagger

The lovelorn tale comes ahead of the release of Dickenson’s second record, Ready The Horses.

The now Nashville-based guitarist writes heartfelt Americana tunes with lyrics telling stories of lost love and latest track “California” is no different. With a road-worn melody which sounds as though it’s come straight out of post-war America, Dickenson once again demonstrates he has a command of intricate story telling and honest songwriting.

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A crooning pedal steel counter melody hovers underneath the wealth of Dickenson’s rich vocals, not unlike the vocal tone of Bear’s Den’s Andrew Davie, though Dickenson’s are authentically American. From underneath the brim of his signature Stetson he sings, “When you hear that song do you still think of me? / Does it still make you weak?”

On “California”, Dickenson is longing for a lost love and he’s really tearing himself up about it.

“California” is out now.
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