Friday, November 2, 2018

PREMIERE: Dan Conn's Ballad "Green Eyed Gal"

Dan Conn is a man after my own heart. He picked up guitar as a teenager, inspired by John Mellencamp. That love of strong melodies and shoot-from-the-hip lyrics has followed Conn over the decades and into his new album Shine On. Today, he shared "Green Eyed Gal" with us.

The fifth song on the album, "Green Eyed Gal" is a song about "how the love of a good woman can change your life, even it doesn’t work out." Conn goes on to say, with a bit of humble surprise, "I taught the band the song in the studio 20 minutes before we recorded it, and it turned out to be one of our favorites that we recorded."

Photo courtesy of Dan Conn
Shine On sounds like John Moreland taking a left turn at Jason Isbell: powerful music centered around Conn's voice and acoustic guitar. "Green Eyed Gal" brings a sweet love song to the table. Thanks to Conn's careful steering and the band's flexibility, the song feels as serendipitous as the romance it describes -- rather than saccharine. Conn's been making music his own way for a long time now -- and this album proves he damn well knows what he's doing.

You can hear Dan's music on this week's episode of Adobe & Teardrops! Help support the blog by subscribing to our Patreon or dropping a tip in our Ko-fi cup!

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