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LISTEN: Chris Gantry, “Wasted”

Jun 18, 2019

LISTEN: Chris Gantry,

Artist: Chris Gantry
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “Wasted”
Album: Nashlantis
Release Date: July 27, 2019
Label: Drag City

In Their Words: “‘Wasted’ is the epiphany of an older man who has weathered the storm and is still standing, while paying homage to those who helped get him through the ordeals and tribulations of life. It’s a thank you and tribute to the unseen spirits that be that have protected and guided him. Having lived as long as he has, he is aware that the piper could show up anytime and tap him on the shoulder to go home — which he is at peace with and ready, should the moment arise.

“I usually do a more visceral version of this song, kinda channeling a little of Tom Waits. When I recorded it my producer, Jerry DeCicca, asked me to pull it back and soften it a bit, which I did. I was so used to doing it the other way that it took me about three takes to get it the way he’d asked me to. Also, it’s a song I always play harmonica on, which I didn’t do. So, that took some adjusting. All and all it was smooth as butter.” — Chris Gantry

Photo credit: Gabe McCurdy

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LISTEN: Chris Gantry,
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