Free Download: “Don’t Lose Your Grip on Love,” The Parson Red Heads

On Lowe Country: The Song of Nick Lowe, psychedelic folk band The Parson Red Heads tackle “Don’t Lose Your Grip on Love,” originally recorded by Lowe’s band Brinsley Schwarz.

“We were so honored when we were asked to contribute a cover to the Lowe Country tribute album,” bandleader Evan Way tells American Songwriter. “It’s about time that something like Lowe Country was released, and we couldn’t be happier with all the artists who came together to make it happen.

“We chose ‘Don’t Lose Your Grip On Love’ for a few reasons – one, it really sounded like a song that was in our wheelhouse, something we could add a good cosmic-country flair to, something we could give our distinct voice to, without sacrificing the original spirit of the song. Also, I really liked the idea of doing a song from Nick’s old band Brinsley Shwarz, as opposed to one of the songs from his solo career – just to show a different dimension of his career that might have been overlooked otherwise. All legendary artists deserve to be fully represented, and I didn’t want the focus to just be on solo Nick Lowe, when there are so many great Brinsley songs to be discovered.”

The band recorded the song in a single day at Type Foundry Studios in Portland, Oregon, with Scott McCaughey and Adam Selzer producing and engineering. They hit it off so well, they chose McCaughey and Selzer to record their upcoming full-length album.

That’s not all the band has cooking: Way and his wife and bandmate, Brett Marie Way, just had their first child this Tuesday… George Harrison Stanley Way. Congratulations are in order.


The Parson Red Heads, “Another Chance”