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LISTEN: Jo Smith, “No Highway”

Nov 15, 2022

LISTEN: Jo Smith,

Artist: Jo Smith
Hometown: Arlington, Georgia
Song: “No Highway” (written by Jo Smith and Leslie Satcher)
Album: Wyoming
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Label: Cherokee Rose Records

In Their Words: “Acoustic and soul aren’t typically in the same music category, but the worktape of ‘No Highway,’ and specifically, the way Leslie played the drop-D, gave it such a soul. There was a magic to it that I desperately wanted to recapture on the record. We originally recorded it with a full band, but ultimately stripped it down to the back porch version you hear now. It was all an attempt to bring back that soulful, yearning magic on the worktape. My life has changed so much since we wrote ‘No Highway.’ At the time, I was single, not sure I’d have a life like the one described in the song. Now I have a baby, a husband, a home, and a life that I love so much. It’s been neat to watch this song come full circle for me. It just felt right to end my record with ‘No Highway.'” — Jo Smith

Photo Credit: Lindsey Kane Photography

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