Americana quartet Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters release a music video for “Love Me Like You Did,” exclusively with C&I.
These days it can be tough to find a group that maintains a steady balance between traditional and modern country. But Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters do just that, putting out Southern rock storytelling songs wrapped in true twang picking and strumming and tight, hoedowny harmonies.
Hailing from Indiana, Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters have become a fixture on the Midwest Americana scene, winning fans since the release of their first EP, Extra Better, in 2014.
Now the group — composed of lead singer Nick Dittmeier, guitarist JP Payton, bassist Rev. Bob Rutherford, and drummer Mark Wayne Minnick — are set to release All Damn Day. Available on October 26, the album is a collection of deeply introspective tracks that shine with compelling storytelling.
“We never really stopped touring after the release of our last record, so any writing or recording that was done butted up against playing shows and constantly moving. But that was a good thing,” says Dittmeier. “JP Payton, our guitar player, and I usually had our acoustic guitars on tour with us and whenever we had time we were working out guitar parts or songs forms. So while we didn't have large blocks of time for writing, we had little bursts of creativity, which was really helpful. And because we were on a time constraint, we were forced to walk away from the work. So we made notes either in notebooks or just on our phones that we could go back and reference when we had time to work through ideas.
“Our producer, Jason McCulle, wanted to work on things as long as possible until we all felt good about them and then really deliberate on them, within reason. We cut song forms down to the bone and ditched anything that wasn't absolutely necessary. We did that to make the choruses really count, which was our goal with this batch of songs — big hooks and choruses.”
Recently, the group released a new music video for the track “Love Me Like You Did,” a Southern rock ballad about falling out of love.
Get an exclusive look at the video below.
For more information on Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters and to preorder All Damn Day, visit their website.