Will Payne Harrison (from the album East Nashville Blues)
It is right across the Cumberland River yet the day to day lives of its citizens are completely unique to the neighborhood with music, lifestyle and economy drastically different, as Will Payne Harrison points out in “East Nashville Blues”, the title track from his recent release. East Nashville Blues lets Will Payne Harrison get “Lost in the Sway” on a weaving fiddle run as he ponders a “Strange Contradiction” regarding life in the fast lane, and quietly walks down Woodland Avenue into 5 Points after a night of drinking asking a companion to “Stay with Me”. Originally form Louisiana, Will Payne Harrison made the move to Tennessee, landing on the East Side and recording East Nashville Blues on home turf at Magnolia Son Studios.
Sifting through “Pieces of the Past” Will Payne Harrison traces a friction line dividing a relationship, whispers vocals for “Shame”, lets a lazy breeze in to guide the rhythms of “Southwind”, and strums roadhouse Country for “High as Willie to get over love as East Nashville Blues sets up on a street corner to busk for “Bonnie and Clyde”.