We are pleased to team up with Gypsy Outfit for the premiere of their new single “Musician’s Story,” a track that paint divergent pictures of life on the road, evoking a feeling of deep loneliness on an infinite and cosmic highway.
Kate Lovely (vocals) comments, “On the surface, it’s a fun little ditty. I think people will fall in love with the harmonies and the tune. But on a deeper level, I hope someone out there relates with the duality of loneliness and belonging that travel can bring. It’s a perspective. We were all on that wavelength in the studio, and I think that’s how it became our band fave—when you TRULY feel it, you PLAY like it—and it translated almost magically on the record.”
On the song, Brandon Maddox (vocals & guitar) adds, “Musicians Story” is a song about a misunderstood boy who finds peace and belonging in traveling, and I really relate to this character I created. A lifetime of road trips really was the inspiration behind it. We took a trip to Santa Rosa, New Mexico recently, slept in hammocks in the cold rain—the whole nine yards, and it really brought a new light to “skipping town and sleeping in my clothes.”
North Georgia Americana duo Gypsy Outfit are gearing up to release their debut album, 1969 (out July 10). It’s an alternately twangy and rocking slice of nostalgic longing for the time of their parents’ generation. The days of endless, mysterious blacktop, out of the way diners and the inviting neon of roadside motels. It dives into nights of youthful drinking, smoking, kissing and falling in love. Tom Waits once said, “I think all songs should have weather in them. Names of towns and streets, and they should have a couple of sailors. I think those are just song prerequisites.” 1969 has this in spades (minus the sailors), as the album takes listeners on the journey of a life well-lived, across the U.S. from the deserts of Albuquerque to the pine forests of Georgia to Tennessee street parties.
With an army of rare vintage equipment at their disposal, Gypsy Outfit achieve a sound reminiscent of The Flying Burrito Brothers or The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo. In September 2019, guitarist/vocalist and primary songwriter, Brandon Maddox and vocalist/violinist Kate Lovely sought the expertise of producer/engineer and owner of West End Sound, Tom Tapley, to record 1969. Tucked back into west Atlanta’s warehouse district, Tapley and the Gypsies found the inspiration to lay down 13 tracks in 3 days and breathed new life into their original vision for the album.