Epiphone's Dwight Yoakam
, who inspired one super cool Ltd. Edition Casino
this year, is back in a big way this fall. The nouveau honky tonk man will release a new album, 3 Pearls
, September 18. It's Yoakam's first since 2005. As we reported earlier, Dwight's new friendship with Beck helped shape the sound of the new album.
“It really acted as a springboard I think for how I approached the execution of recording the rest of the album,” Yoakam told the Washington Post
. “We kept it very simple in terms of offense, just myself, a drummer and a bass player — three of us laying the basic track down. I was doing what might be a scratch electric guitar and ended up in many cases being kept or being overdubbed by me to fully realize the emotional intent in how I was playing.”
Beck not only pushed Yoakam to bring his rhythm guitar
forward but also gave him the encouragement to dig deep as a writer. "I don’t generally detail my personal life verbatim," continued Yoakam. "There’s a certain, you know, romance about life in the large sense of what we’re all experiencing together that I’m trying to communicate to whoever is listening.” Congrats from Epiphone, Dwight. We can't wait to hear more.