This is the third record by Nashville singer-songwriter Mando Saenz and it’s the third time I’ve covered his music. To my ears he’s one of the best lyricist working in “americana” as well as a distinctive singer. The new record sees Mando collaborating with the likes of Kenny Vaughan, Pete Finney, Jedd Hughes, Kim Richey, and Bobby Bare, Jr.
The song “Hard Time Tennessee” has all the elements you could want in an americana song: including references to blind men, stray dogs, and hard times. And I’m assuming that’s the masterful Kenny Vaughn on electric guitar. You can buy the new record Studebaker here now.