Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stevie Tombstone Releases Kevlar Heart

Recorded in the late 90’s, this version of Kevlar Heart was lost during Stevie’s travels. It features appearances by some of Americana’s founding fathers: Jeff Johnson of Jason and the Scorchers and Ken Coomer from Uncle Tupelo and Wilco fame. The trio produced this cut in a series of pre-production sessions in Nashville, TN.

For these particular sessions Stevie took a backseat on the guitar work as he wanted a new sound. Charlie Starr from Blackberry Smoke put the icing on the cake with some tasty guitar tracks along with backing vocals by NYC songstress Liz Tormez. This is a much darker, moodier and folkier version than the remake released on 730 a.m in 2004. It's by far the best take on a man with an unbreakable heart refusing to bow to defeat in love.