A lot of songwriters call themselves “Americana,” but John Statz the geographical credentials to back it up. He’s from Wisconsin, lives in Colorado, recorded his new album in Vermont, and titled it Tulsa. On one track he looks across the pond though – to Britain’s Radiohead, whose “Motion Picture Soundtrack” he turns into a hushed country lament.
“‘Motion Picture Soundtrack’ is one of my favorite Radiohead tunes, and I love how they end it, kind of just fuzzing out, noise rock,” he says. “What really blew me away, though, was when I found a YouTube video of Thom Yorke singing that song at a radio station somewhere and there is a third verse that never made it on the album. That inspired me to strip it down and present it in a singer/songwriter setting.”
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