Chuck Talks About Meeting Johnny & Covering 

I Walk the Line

This song, written to his first wife, was one that I felt would meet my “Twisted Covers” criteria. Slow it down, change the key from major to minor, etc. That seemed to bring another personality to the narrator – rather than affirming his love and devotion, he seems desperate about it. Like it may not be so solid after all. That re-invention feels satisfying. It reveals some “dark inside the light…”

Chuck McDermott: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar 

Marco Giovino: Drums 

Richard Gates: Bass  ​

Kevin Barry: Electric Guitar 

Lyle Brewer: Electric Guitar Solo 

A stunningly reworked cover of Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" is like hearing the song for the first time. Chuck uses a great cast of musicians throughout and this album is a welcome breath of fresh air for listeners who crave lasting quality above fickle trends.


Steve Morse– longtime Boston Globe Music Critic, Professor of Rock History at Berklee College of Music