We dig songster Evan P. Donohue around these parts — we booked him for last year's Cream anniversary show, and we even shot one of our Conference Calls with him. And the reason we like him is his singular style of songwriting, which melds power-pop, Brit-pop and rock 'n' roll influences from Elvis Costello and Buddy Holly to Jarvis Cocker and Jerry Lee Lewis. But what if he took a wholly different approach, instead writing a song most easily categorized as "Americana"?
Well, that's precisely what he did for American Songwriter. Recorded at Nashville's noted Quonset Hut and sponsored by Martin Guitars — Martin's presence is pretty pervasive in the video and article, but hey, who doesn't like a Martin — the fruit of Donohue's labors can be seen in the clip above. Playing with EPD are locals Jeremy Fetzer and Spencer Cullum Jr. (both of whom play with Steelism and Caitlin Rose), along with bassist Jeff Cullum and drummer David Krohn (the latter of Kopecky Family Band). "One Glance" is a wry little number about having feelings for another man's wife, and it's good. The video was shot by Julia Huskey.