Known for the iconic Americana band I See Hawks In L.A., frontman Robert Rex Waller Jr. is back with See The Big Man Cry, his second solo album (under his own name) and has partnered with LA legend Carla Olson to make the record with Olson producing and providing harmony vocals and guitar on it. On See The Big Man Cry, Waller experiments with some new genres and exploring the work of songwriters and artists he admires.
Waller takes on songs from the likes of Bobby Rydell, the Walker Brothers, Bruce Springsteen, Gene Clark, Charlie Louvin, Gene Clark and James Intveld. It is the latter artist whose song — “A Woman’s Touch” — which is featured here. It’s a classic Americana song and is delivered with tender care by Waller and Olson with an all-star cast of LA’s finest musicians joining them in the studio for the song and the project itself. Guest include Waller’s Hawks cohorts Paul Lacques and Paul Marshall along with John York, Benjamin Lecourt, Skip Edwards, Mike Clinco, and, of course Carla Olson.
The album is designed to be like The Rolling Stones album Tattoo You or Rod Stewart’s Atlantic Crossing. Here, there is a pop and rock “side” and an Americana and country “side” with themes navigating the sadness and pain of love and loss and the hopeful acknowledgement of th healing power of music. The album will release October 20th and hope you enjoy the preview of this great song from Robert Rex Waller Jr’s See The Big Man Cry.
Robert Rex Waller on “A Woman’s Touch”:
I’ve been a James Intveld fan for years and I’ve always loved this classic country beautiful ballad. This story of a single man in a bachelor apartment is not my story. I live the life of a family man in a small crowded house perpetually waiting for the bathroom. But that’s what made it such a joy to sing, imagining a different life I might’ve had.