I spoke to Alison Dewar at Six Shooter Country recently about the new album and other things. Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
You’ve said that having recorded this album, it had inspired your own songwriting – how does that work?
I think every time you sing someone else’s song, especially if you sing it live and then you record it, you learn something about how that song is constructed.
Singing someone else’s songs that I admire and love, every single time it makes me a better writer, it inspires me and makes me understand and internalize what it is about that song that moves me emotionally so much. In the case of these 12 songs of Mickey’s, it was a real education.
To read the interview in its entirety, visit Six Shooter Country.