SEXSMITH ON LOWE: "I'M PROUD TO KNOW HIM"
Ron Sexsmith – whose song "Secret Heart" Nick Lowe has covered – recorded
his version of Lowe's "Where's My Everything" for the new project 'Lowe
Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe' (September 18 / Fiesta Red).
"That's a song that I was playing even before I met Nick. The first time
that we toured together, I asked if he was going to play it, and he
said no. So I played it during my set. It's a song that I know like the
back of my hand, a great song." He recorded a stripped down version of
the song, highlighting the stark vulnerability within.
He recalls hearing Lowe's voice singing his song: "I first heard his
version of 'Secret Heart' on cassette. I was trying to write a Buddy
Holly song. It was such an honor for me."
Sexsmith was a Lowe fan well before he met him. "He writes very well
constructed songs, very melodic. And he's an underrated lyricist. He's
got a great sense of humor in his lyrics. He's a great singer, too. His
voice is like fine wine. I just love everything about it."
"He's a perfect gentleman. He's thoughtful and funny, everything that
you like about English people. I’m really proud to know him."
'Lowe Country: The Songs of Nick Lowe' also includes Lowe songs
interpreted by Hayes Carll, Caitlin Rose, JEFF The Brotherhood, Amanda
Shires, Robert Ellis, and others.
Lowe's version of "Secret Heart" is available on the import 'Anthology.'
On the Lowe / Sexsmith double-billed tour, they would also duet every night on "My Baby's Gone," a classic Louvin Brothers song.