With the first day of summer arriving this Saturday (June 20), the Billboard “revered singer/songwriter” Erin Enderlin marks the arrival of the summer solstice with today’s digital release of her laid-back take on the classic “Fishin’ In The Dark.” Guesting on the track is guitarist Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, who had a No. 1 single with the song in 1987.Listen HERE.
“‘Fishin’ In The Dark’ is a song I played in my high school dorm with my classmates singing along over cheap pizza – all the way to the bars on Broadway in Nashville for tourists enjoying a cold beer on Thursday night,” shares Enderlin. “It’s always brought a smile to my face, always been one of my go-to feel-good songs. I think we could all use a little more of that right now. It’s even more special to me because Jeff Hanna of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band played guitar on the track.
“I’ve known Jeff several years now, and I have always been a huge fan of his work and his love for the history of Country music,” Enderlin continues. “But having gotten to know him, he is just one of the coolest people – such great creative energy. It was amazing to have him be a part of it and definitely something I’ll never forget.”
Described by MusicRow as a “sultry, smiling, swooning, simmering outing” and having an “irresistible languid groove,” Enderlin co-produced “Fishin’ In The Dark” with Alex Kline and also features Jenee Fleenor on fiddle, Kevin “Swine” Grantt on bass, Lonnie Wilson on drums, Smith Curry on steel guitar and Danny Young on harmonies.
Enderlin released her full-length album Faulkner County in November 2019 to critical acclaim, with Billboard noting Enderlin “captivates throughout the stunning Faulkner County” and “proves that traditional country music is alive and well,” while Rolling Stone observes her “knack for literary flourish” and Nashville Scene remarks “Enderlin’s songs offer an unexpected, bracing splash of reality.”
As entertainment reporter, I often download a song or two from the people I interview. I downloaded all the songs of Erin Enderlin’s Faulkner County album. In my opinion, she has the most soothing voice in all of country music and whether she is singing an original song or covering a classic, she will take you back to where you used to be.
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