Whippoorwill River


Vince Gill


Willie Weeks

About the song:

This song by Vince Gill carries a beautiful sentiment and is supported by some serious craft. It varies tempo between the verses and choruses and each has distinct sonic characteristics, but the bit that blew me away was the the rhythms that Willie Weeks pulled out in the outro, in the lower octave on a 5 string (probably) P Bass. Mindblowing stuff.

“Well, I married that girl, and we have a son, and he looks like my daddy used to. Oh, his mom and I, always find time, to do things that he likes to do.”

Whippoorwill River – Vince Gill

Chad Cromwell plays understated drum parts that allow WW to stretch in unconventional ways. Two masters at work.

The transcription:

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