Chicago-based modern day troubadour Tom Irwin has spent most of his life schooling himself from the pages of the great American songbook, cutting his musical teeth on everything from Deep Purple to Johnny Cash. By the late 1980s, the award-winning singer-songwriter had embarked on a solo career consisting of a guitar, a voice, and a host of self-penned songs played over 200 regional dates a year for decades, sharing stages with icons like Willie Nelson.
Made of songs that span a lifetime of writing, Irwin’s forthcoming LP, All That Love, set for release on September 8th, was produced by Wilco’s John Stirratt, who played on the record, along with an extremely talented roster of musicians. The album was recorded at Chicago’s Wall to Wall Studios, a downtown staple for 40 years recently demolished in the name of gentrification. Today, Irwin unleashes “Under A Maybe Moon,” a single from the new album.
Fueled by a sax-heavy horn section and Irwin’s grizzly vocals, “Under A Maybe Moon” is the kind of countrified tune that rings throughout the dancehall at the end of an evening—one during which beer-soaked lovers cling to each other for one last dance before going out into the wide open and soon-to-be-discovered adventures of the night.
Without further ado, Mother Church Pew proudly presents “Under A Maybe Moon” by Tom Irwin: