SONG PREMIERE: Nathan Quick Injects Blistering Guitar Solo into Soaring Americana Tune “Southern Miles”

Nathan Quick is a multi-Houston Press Music Award-winning singer-songwriter who delivers a raspy growl atop lush rock rhythms and swaggering lead guitar. His sound draws from an eclectic pool of genres including classic rock and roll, southern rock, blues, and country, as displayed throughout his vibrant discography.

Since releasing his debut EP The Mile in 2014, Quick has been busy establishing himself as a force within the Houston music scene. Free Press Houston lauded his 2016 album, The Sound, writing, “Nathan Quick has really dug deep to offer up some of those Southern blues tones that we so rarely get to hear anymore”, while the Houston Press commended his 2018 LP The Other Side for its “bluesy riffs and gut wrenching vocals”. Quick is also a regular in the live music scene of Houston, frequently playing venues like Truck Yard and McGonigel’s Mucky Duck.

Quick is now gearing up to release his new album Howling At The Moon this fall. A former offshore roughneck, Quick explores universal themes like love, loss and redemption on the record recorded in Los Angeles with producer Bruce Witkin (The White Buffalo/Joe Perry/LA Guns).

Today Glide is offering an exclusive early listen of “Southern Miles”, one of the standout tracks on Quick’s upcoming album. Channeling acts like Neil Young, Jason Isbell, Steve Earle, and Ryan Bingham, Quick gets sentimental as he lends an alt-country sound to a lyrical tale of life on the road and all of the hardships that often come with in. His gruff voice lends itself well to his lyrics, but some of the real magic of the tune comes when it culminates with a blistering guitar solo that is at once blues and southern rock.  

Quick describes the meaning behind the tune:

“‘Southern Miles’ is a song of remembrance of a best friend and bandmate. There is a ghost left in the music, and this song evokes the struggle, loss, acceptance, and memories of our experiences of the road, and in life.”


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