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Premiere: Whitney Lockert - 'Everyone Makes a Mistake or Two'

By Jof Owen

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After nearly a decade in New York City, alt-country rocker Whitney Lockert has found refuge and artistic renewal in Los Angeles and classic country on his sophomore LP, Long Way to California.

The latest taste of it, ahead of the album on July 15th, comes in the shape of ‘Everyone Makes A Mistake or Two’; a woozy alt-country slacker anthem about learning emotional intelligence, wrecking relationships and cars, and drinking too much along the way that mixes the driving country rock of Son Volt with the dry humour and irreverence of Jonathan Richman.

“It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at romantic ineptitude and wondering what the heck one is doing with one’s life”, Lockert explained. “It’s also about the classic themes of drinking, putting one’s foot in one’s mouth, and wondering who one’s real friends are. It’s sort of a laugh-to-keep-from-crying kind of song, which I definitely regard as one of the great country music traditions. I think it was influenced equally by some of the Rolling Stones’ more country songs and classic country artists like Waylon Jennings and Buck Owens."

‘Everyone Makes A Mistake or Two’ is premiering exclusively at Holler below.

The album Long Way to California is released on July 15th