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LISTEN: Alex Heflin, “Guest Room”

Apr 19, 2021

LISTEN: Alex Heflin,

Artist: Alex Heflin
Hometown: Los Angeles, California // Morgantown, West Virginia
Song: “Guest Room”
Album: Room for Everyone
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Label: Hat Full of Rain Records

In Their Words:Room for Everyone as an album was intended to highlight that inclusivity in both genre and personality always adds interest and excitement to a medium. ‘Guest Room’ is meant to represent the core of this message. In a somewhat nontraditional band setup, the mandolin is the focal point of this upbeat ‘Nashville funk’ tune. I played mandolin and guitar on this track and I was lucky enough to have Nick Campbell (bass), Jordan Rose (drums), and Swatkins (keys) fill out the rest of the song. I originally got the idea to write a tune in this style after hearing Chris Thile play with the Fearless Flyers. That idea sat in the back of my head for more than a year before I sat down to write what would become this song. From there I recorded the mandolin and guitar and the rest is history!” — Alex Heflin

Photo credit: Caitlin O’Connell

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LISTEN: Alex Heflin,
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