Nail announces EP
Monday, November 30, 2020
– A product of COVID and more, David Nail announced today he would release an EP, "Bootheel 2020" on Dec. 11.
"These songs were in essence demos. And due to everything 2020 brought, it sort of became impossible to really make them much more than this. That said, I think everything happens for a reason, and I definitely think these songs were meant to sound this real, this raw, this imperfect," he said.
"Roach Motel," "Nobody Knows" and " Back Home" are the songs on the EP. Nail includes his son into the project with the prelude and interlude as well as naming the EP after the Bootheel region of Missouri where his hometown of Kennett is located.
With number one singles "Let It Rain" and "Whatever She's Got" along with hits including "Red Light," "Kiss You Tonight," "Night's on Fire," David Nail and The Well Ravens released the EP, "Only This and Nothing More," in 2018.
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