1. San Antonio Greyhound (album version)
2. Ain't No River (Live In-Studio Demo)
3. San Antonio Greyhound (alternate mix)
"San Antonio Greyhound" is a standout track from "Mercury Gets A Moon", and is a steady concert favorite! The track showcases the Americana side of Andrew D. Huber and is paired with the stark "Ain't No River", which is a live in-studio demo outtake from the Mercury recording sessions. The CD Single also features an alternate outtake mix of the lead track.
'San Antonio Greyhound' was one of the first tracks I wrote for the "Mercury Gets A Moon" album. It is a true-to-life, driving Amerciana rock tale, nearly lyric-by-lyric. I absolutely love playing it live and am thrilled that it has resonated with so many people.
The guitar solo is one of my favorites -- just a tele, an amp, and go!! It has a good punch and was my favorite part to record, save for the harmony vocals provided by the one and only Maggie Rose.
The second track on the single, "Ain't No River", was the very first song I started with in the studio sessions for MGAM. For various reasons, I felt it would better serve as a b-side down the road. The song seems to breathe the most in its stark demo form and is presented as such.
The final track on the single is a nice alternate mix of the title track, featuring a very different yet very effective lead guitar take from Dave Gutshall. This alternate lead was recorded in the same session he recorded his parts on the album version, and began with a "let me try something....." and ended with some cool, swampy, quasi-noir melodies. The alternate mix also opens up the mandolin and 12-string tracks a bit.
Best regards from "North St. Mary & Pecan....",