Song Premiere: LEAGUES, “Slow And Steady”


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The artist: Nashville-based rock band LEAGUES, a duo featuring Thad Cockrell and Jeremy Lutito

The song: “Slow And Steady,” off the band’s forthcoming sophomore release, Alone Together, which drops September 9

Fun fact: In 2005, Thad Cockrell released a collaborative album with former Whiskeytown fiddler Caitlin Cary called Begonias on Yep Roc records

Songwriter says: “Every now and then you’re given something for no reason. I’ve been getting the same text from a close friend of mine for a few years now. This is one of the few people in my life that truly understands the sacrifice it takes to ‘keep up the good work’. This time I felt compelled to call him and talk to him. The day after that conversation, he sent me a text that said he wanted to buy me my dream guitar. I was floored. A week later I get a check in the mail and with the check is a note. ‘Hey Thad, I believe in you, what you do is important. Keep up the good work. Slow and steady wins the race pal.’ As we were working on the new record, I thought about the note and an idea came to me as I was playing this guitar. “Slow And Steady” is a gift of a song, and it was the first song written on this guitar that was gifted to me.” — Thad Cockrell

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