Go With the Flow is the fifth full-length album from singer-songwriter Brad Lauretti under the name This Frontier Needs Heroes. This new collection of songs was written mostly in Nashville, TN, and in various cities across Europe. After his last album Real Job was released Lauretti toured across Europe and Canada by himself, moved to Nashville, and finished writing the songs for this album from a beautiful balcony in Barcelona.
One night with Lauretti will run the gamut of all human emotions from humor, hedonism, activism to heartbreaking sadness. From folk-rock anthems to indie folk, flares of psychedelic, alt-country, to straight-up storytelling you get it all in one song. Influenced by songwriters like John Prine, Billy Bragg, Kris Kristofferson, and Townes Van Zandt, Lauretti’s timeless songs mix love, humor, and protest seamlessly to get you through the tough times.
Originally from Brooklyn, NY including stints in Nashville and Florida Brad has performed at Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Folk Alliance International, Nordic Folk Alliance, Live at Heart, Magnolia Festival, Hickey Fest, Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, Gram Parsons Guitar Pull, End of the Road (UK), Reeperbahn, Incubate, Athfest, Clean Water Music Festival, Connection Festival, Sing Out Loud, Savannah Stopover, and the winner of the Artsville Songwriting Contest. He is also the founder of the Stetson Kennedy Songwriter Residency.
Glide is thrilled to premiere “Go With The Flow” a righteous sing-along whirl of Americana recorded in Dalton, MA at the Stationery Factory with producer Johnny Irion on a Studer Tape Machine previously owned by Jackson Browne. Lauretti and Irion formed a spirited collaboration that included Irion on background vocals, electric guitar, piano, organ, and drummer Brian Kantor (Fruit Bats, Vetiver) with songwriter Wes Buckley on bass, and Rory Verbrugge on pedal steel. This Frontier Needs Heroes brings a Nashville flair to the Northeast, yet retains a rugged folksy charm in line with The Basement Tapes and John Prine.