Regular readers of The Static Dive will remember Happy Curmudgeons from their single “Rustic Glory“, released earlier this year. That track introduced multi-instrumentalist Detroit studio musician Dave Hamilton and his band of merry pranksters. The group has been making peace, love and rock & roll together since 2015.
In addition to Hamilton’s own impressive resume as a session player, the group’s fluid roster has at times boasted some legendary names. Jimi Hendrix’s former Band of Gypsy’s bass player Billy Cox appeared on “Rustic Glory”, for example. And the group’s latest single features Cuban percussion hero, Pepe Espinosa.
“All on You” is the brand new single from Happy Curmudgeons, released worldwide via all major streaming services on October 16, 2022. An acoustic guitar introduces the tune’s simple, upbeat main chord progression. Soon a melodic fretless bass joins Espinosa in laying down a cool organic groove. Vocalist and co-writer Jeff Warner steps to the mic with a philosophical observation on the restlessness and uncertainty of our modern world. With Amy Dixon-Lavery on backing vocals, he offers a helping hand and a sweet hypothesis, suggesting that the best way to survive is to do so together.
Mark Byerly of the Bob Seger band produced “All on You” and the track was mastered by Bill Skibbe at Jack White’s Third Man Records in Detroit. Check it out below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming service. Follow the links below to connect with Happy Curmudgeons. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this talented crew.
“All On You” will be included on the band’s second album, 2nd Chances