Nels discusses Caved-In Heart Blues from Draw Breath
CAVED-IN HEART BLUES was written while I was sitting around the Wilco loft in Chicago, playing with a lot of reverb. The title is actually literal. It IS a blues, but only one trip through 1-4-5-4-1. As for the caved-in heart part, well, I am pretty sure that most humans can get a feeling or idea about that image/sensation. I play my beloved Jerry Jones baritone guitar on the main body of the piece, and the psych blues collage is lap steel and 6-string electric looped, reversed, delayed, etc., along with Scott's electronics and Devin's arco bass harmonics and textures. I think of this as being in the mood and tradition of the work song. Our version, anyway.