Celebrating the first anniversary of “Made Up Mind”
1 March 2023
This weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of the release of “Made Up Mind,” our first single from ‘Just Like That…’ We thought we’d share a video clip of a special workshop version of the song by its creators, The Bros. Landreth, and tag it into my own official performance video of the song for you to enjoy. You can check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/officialbonnieraitt/videos/1328637624367379
We’ve been so knocked out by the response the single got from the first day of its release, zooming to the top off the Americana charts and staying there for 6 weeks last spring. And then to have it pick up the GRAMMY® for Best Americana Performance at last month’s GRAMMY® Awards was the icing on the cake. I can’t thank Joey, Dave, their co-writer Jonathan Singleton and all the Bros. enough for creating such a killer tune that helped launch our album in such a soulful and monumental way.
I can’t wait to play on the same bill with them in a couple weeks at the legendary [tag] Bluesfest Byron Bay in Australia in April. If you haven’t checked them out, I can’t recommend their albums and live shows more highly. To check out TBL’s full workshop video for “Made Up Mind,” visit: https://youtu.be/Uqgv1HDU6lQ
Here’s what I wrote about how I got connected to the song:
I first met the Bros. Landreth after being knocked out by their opening set at the Winnipeg Folk Festival in 2014. Reminded me of Little Feat and The Band—great songs, singing, and killer playing. Already a favorite in their native Canada, I knew I had to cut “Made Up Mind” the first time I heard it on [tag] The Juno Awards-winning album, Let it Lie. It has my favorite combo of soulful groove, strong melody and lyrics, and, what I love the most, Joey’s killer blues guitar. Couldn’t wait to do our own take and I’m really happy with how it turned out.