Shannon Hudson – I’m Praying Now

“In a world where all distances have been cut short and communication capabilities are endless, we may feel more isolated than ever. The artist spots the issue of human discriminations and prays for a better tomorrow. Original Americana style and top quality of sound by Shannon Hudson.”

Artist said about this song:

"I’ll just say it. I’m still floored when I hear this recording. Early on in the process of making this record, I got set up with an amazing bunch of musicians. I was on a high from doing the first song start to finish. The caliber of the band was so good, it was just flooring me.

At that point, I came to this song. I had in my head that I wanted some pedal steel guitar on it, and Jon Graboff is my favorite pedal steel player of all time. I had never met Jon, and I’m sure he didn’t know me at all - but I was riding a high - and I reached out to him - because, what could I lose? To my surprise, Jon was willing to play on the song. When he sent me a test run recording, I was floored. It was undeniable who was playing the part, because only Jon would play that type of part - and it was perfect.

The song itself is a reflection upon a lot of of events that have happened in the world over the last couple of years. Namely, the de-humanization of groups of people. In my experience, this is mostly done to stoke fear, and to reach some sort of political goal. I think we’ve gotten a little too good at ripping the humanity away from another human as of late, and we’d all be better off if we had to look those people in the face before making any rash decisions about them."

Reviewed by Nagamag on May 27, 2022