Don't Take It Too Bad
Don't You Take It Too Bad 2:58
Contact: Alex MacLeod
Songwriter: Townes Van Zandt
Publisher: Ruminating Music c/o Wixen Music Publishing Inc.
Producer: Ned Luberecki
Engineer: Stephen Mougin - Dark Shadow Studio
Mastering: Airshow Mastering - David Glasser
Alex MacLeod - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Joe Deetz - Banjo
Billy Thibodeau - Mandolin
Rick Brodsky - Bass
Danny Musher - Fiddle
Sounds Like Danny Paisley, The Seldom Scene, Lonesome River Band
Influences The Seldom Scene, JD Crowe, The Osborne Brothers
Don't Take It Too Bad is a perfect example of a song Rock Hearts enjoys harvesting from another genres to make into a bluegrass song. Certainly, Townes Van Zandt's songs have found a home in the bluegrass world as many of his songs including. If I Needed You, Pancho and Lefty, and White Freightliner Blues, have been covered by bluegrass bands including JD Crowe, The Seldom Scene, and Ricky Skaggs & Sharon White. Alex MacLeod first heard the Townes Van Zandt Live at the Quarter Horse later in high school and had always appreciated this song. He was excited that Rock Hearts would be open to "bluegrass-fying" this song for the project.