After spending a number of years gigging in Toronto as part of a classic-country cover band, Doug Paisley embarked on his own songwriting career with his 2008 self-titled release. He followed that up this year with Constant Companion.
The title Constant Companion, as you might infer from the cover art, refers to oneself. And in the songs, Paisley ruminates on the nature of this relationship with yourself and the way it affects your relationships with others.
On the track “No One But You,” Paisley notices this in somebody else: “Who would be so cruel/ To someone like you/ No one but you” he sings. Sometimes you are your our own worst enemy, but, at the end of the day, you’re also the only one that’s truly there for yourself.
And if you missed our previous posts spotlighting the Daytrotter Barnstormer Tour, check them out below, and listen to more free MP3s from some of the other great artists on this unusual, but truly compelling, concert tour.
Check out dates for the Barmstormer Tour below:
- 8/26 – Runnymeade Farm Barn (North Hampton, NH)White Rabbits, Deer Tick, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley
- 8/27 – Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn, NY)JBM, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley, Christopher Paul Stelling, Des Ark, The Loom
- 8/28 – Old Lantern Barn (Charlotte, VT)White Rabbits, Deer Tick, We Are Augustines, Guards, Doug Paisley
- 8/29 – The Living Room (New York, NY)We Are Augustines, Princeton, Guards and Cerbral Ballzy
- 8/30 – Chaseland Barn (New Wilmington, PA)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda, Christopher Paul Stelling
- 8/31 – Conrad Botzum Farmstead Barn (Akron, OH)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda
- 9/1 – Lakeview Farms Barn (Dexter, MI)White Rabbits, Doug Paisley, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda
- 9/2 – Kalyx Center Barn (Monticello, IL)White Rabbits, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda and Hundred Visions
- 9/3 – Codfish Hollow Barn (Maquoketa, IA)White Rabbits, Wildlife, Princeton, Hacienda, Madi Diaz, Keegan DeWitt, Hundred Visions, and Nona Marie & The Choir