Canadian Outlaw Country star Chris Andres is at it again with his new song Unknown Stomp. This hauntingly beautiful acoustic piece is performed by Chris on vocals and guitar and the talents of Gary McDannold on the pedal steel.
Unknown Stomp is one of the finest tunes I have had the pleasure of listening too in many moons. There’s nothing more lonesome than the mournful whine of the pedal steel and with that Unknown Stomp attempts to bring the sadness back to Country Music and in my opinion he has succeeded in spades.
Coupled with his own prowess on the acoustic guitar, accompanied with his deep and gravelly voice we are lead down through a long and lonely cold night seemingly in some far off place, that is in actuality is closer than you would expect.The melody and lyrics wind together beautifully into another classic song in Unknown Stomp.
Chris Andres’s voice has the depth that transports you to into the song, his storytelling skill makes it feel like the song was written with the listener in mind. It is this type of talent that never gets old and makes his brand of country uniquely his own.
Chris Andres peals back the layers and preforms Unknown Stomp in this black and white acoustic set, accompanied with the pedal steel of Gary McDannold.
I wrote Unknown Stomp after turning 40, I had been thinking about my own mortality a lot. Although some thought it might be a song about a serial killer it’s actually about the fragility of relationships and how we spend our lives looking for connections only to realize we leave the same way we came…alone.
30 Mar 2021 • Acoustic performance of Unknown Stomp; by Chris Andres and Gary McDannold
Words & Music: Chris Andres