“‘Kings and Queens’ had been on the stove, so to speak, for a while; I wrote the chorus over a year ago, but couldn’t figure out the verse melody. I started tinkering with a Chet Atkins-esque fingerpicking melody, on the guitar, one night and the rest of the song seemed to come together quickly.
Bringing new songs to the band is always a good day. It’s fun to see where the songs land from where they started; you never really can be sure. Everyone has so much great input. We spend a lot of time on our arrangements; the little nuances and ornamentation really make can make a song shine. This song has an inherently relaxed groove and the instruments cater to the melody and harmonies nicely. The lyrics are intentionally ambiguous, aside from the chorus perhaps… It’s indirectly about being able to embrace the never-ceasing changes we have to confront throughout our lives… Keeping in mind that the harder times are ALWAYS followed by a harvest of growth and perspective.” – Andy Dunnigan (via Facebook)
The Lil’ Smokies will be hitting the road this March supporting bluegrass heavyweights Yonder Mountain String Band for a slew of dates that will bring them through Montana on March 18 for a concert at The Wilma. Tickets & more information on that performance can be found here.