Brand new from the econo-crooning imagination of Merle Hazard—aka Hubbo!—comes “Dave’s Song,” a spookytastic tune of a 21st-century truck driver and his cautionary tale.
It just premiered on the PBS NewsHour this week—so fun to see Dave make his debut.
I really love the music in here—Music Row legend Alison Brown is the producer, the co-founder of Compass Records. The musicians are Grammy winners, amazing session players, just a ton of fun to watch as this came together. Compass Records is the place where some of the best Americana and bluegrass is being recorded these days.
And the animation is amazing—Susan Eaddy created all the characters in her amazing clay, then handed them over to animator/cinematographer/wizard Matt Emigh, who brought them all to life.
I had the chance to visit Susan’s wonderland of a studio to see all the bits and parts of Dave and that rascally Daisy Sue. Here’s a great studio tour by Andrea Skyberg.
If you’re new to the songs of Merle Hazard, there’s a whole world of Merle to explore. His songs are about financial topics, in the toe-tappingest way.
I guess you could say I’m a superfan.