Nashville alt-country singer-songwriter Carey Ott, will release his newest album, Nocona, featuring contributions by a group of Nashville friends and stalwarts–including Will Kimbrough, Cage The Elephant co-founder Lincoln Parish, and Dualtone recording artist Rebecca Roubion–on Friday, September 9th.
Nocona (No-koh-nah), a Comanche word meaning “The Wanderer,” refers both to a small, sleepy town in Texas to which Ott feels a spiritual connection, and a song that he co-wrote with fellow Nashville musician Ryan Culwell– a Nocona, Texas native.
Ott says that album track “Nocona (High Hangin’ On A Limb)”, explores leaving small towns for big dreams. “It’s an ode to the wanderers; the ones who go out in this mad world in search of something better for themselves and their family; they don’t settle,” he adds. “It’s tipping your hat to your ancestors, saying ‘thank you for all you had to endure to bring us forward to here. Sincerely, thank you.’ But, at the same time, it’s saying we gotta move on. We are all wanderers, travelers, and we must continue on fearlessly into this great mystery.”
If you’re in the Nashville area this weekend, you can catch Ott performing for his hometown crowd at Musicians Corner in Centennial Park on the Lightning 100 Stage.
Mother Church Pew is proud to present to you the premiere of “Nocona (High Hangin’ On A Limb)” by Carey Ott: