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Hugh Masterson Is In Trouble

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Hugh Masterson – Photo: LTTL

Americana Rocker Hugh Masterson

New Single

Album To Follow in 2019

Nashville-based Americana singer-songwriter Hugh Masterson has shared a single “Trouble”. 

The single, produced by Justin Glasco (formerly of The Lone Bellow), is the first from his forthcoming (as yet untitled) new album, which is set for release in late 2019 by Rock Ridge Music.

“I lost my mom to dementia during the coldest part of the year in northern Wisconsin,” Masterson recalls of the inspiration behind “Trouble.”  “I ended up suffering from a depression I was having a hard time getting out of. I lost a job and a relationship, and I needed a change. I moved to Nashville, so I had to start over completely, and it wasn’t the easiest process for me, having left my band behind as well. In the end, if you keep working through and towards something, a lot comes out in the wash.  This song, and the album it comes from, are about trying to get by and to get through the challenges of life and love, and ultimately realizing much of what we try to control, we cannot.”

The new material came from a time when Masterson was grappling with the writing process – either not feeling creative or experiencing times where he was only writing sad songs.  Glasco encouraged him to work through it, and, as Masterson recalls, “I got back to a place where it felt good again.  Justin forced me into it, but I needed that.”  Before Glasco relocated to the West Coast, the two recorded seven of the ten songs in his former Nashville studio. The remaining tracks were done at High Cotton Recording Studio just outside of Nashville when Glasco was back in Tennessee.  “Despite pushing me outside of my usual boundaries, I was really comfortable working with Justin,” Masterson says.

The forthcoming album is the follow-up to Masterson’s 2017 release, Lost + Found, which was his first solo effort and was produced after the move from Milwaukee (he was originally from the tiny town of Butternut, Wisconsin) to Nashville.

Masterson found a home in the Nashville music scene and has hit the road with artists such as The Lone Bellow, Margo Price, Nikki Lane, Anderson East, Lindi Ortega, and The Bottle Rockets

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