Colter Wall is a severely underrated innovator. His voice is reedy like oak, and his craft is not more evident than on “High and Mighty,” the final primer to his new record. Originally penned/performed by Lewis Martin Pederson III, a troubadour who once kicked up some dust in the ‘70s, it’s your classic country and western tune.
“Let the cowboys scatter where they may,” he scoots in the dirt. It’s what is called a “saddle bronc” tune, a nod to a particular kind of bull riding. Wall has a frankness about him, yet he is still able to evoke all the splendor a rodeo has in store.
Listen to “High & Mighty” below.