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WATCH: John Inghram, “Little Mountain Mama”

May 6, 2022

WATCH: John Inghram,

Artist: John Inghram
Hometown: South Charleston, West Virginia
Song: “Little Mountain Mama”
Album: John Inghram
Release Date: May 13, 2022

In Their Words: “When I first started putting music together for this record I knew right away that I wanted to write a song for my wife Steph. Of course I love a nice, sappy ballad… (who doesn’t?!) But for this one I really wanted to go in a different direction. I wanted something that reflected how I (and so many others) see her. Upbeat and fun! The opening riff and groove for ‘Little Mountain Mama’ is undeniably a nod to the ‘Father of Rock n Roll’ Chuck Berry. His influence on the song doesn’t end there. In my opinion, Chuck is one of the most prolific, yet shockingly underrated, lyricists of all time. Just listen to ‘Promised Land’! I put together rapid fire lyrics that tell a story of our past, present, and an ideal future. Once I had the bones of the song built I decided to arrange it in a way that I thought Lowell George and Little Feat could have done it. I tried to make it a little more contemporary and progressive with somewhat of an atypical form. It should be noted that Steph wasn’t crazy about the fact that I included the ‘little bit of drama’ line. Ha! There’s never been a woman like my little mountain mama!” — John Inghram

Photo Credit: Sam Wiseman

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