Stories Behind The Songs
Alan West “You’re on your own”
Alan West, Dean Barnes & Pat McInerney outside of Browns
Back in 2006 I was in Nashville making my “Songs from a neophyte” album….Most days we’d take a break from recording in the afternoon and I’d nip up to Brown’s Diner on Blair Blvd for a burger….They’re good!!!
One Wednesday afternoon I spotted one of my musical heroes at the bar … Someone who had been a massive influence, from afar, on my career….. I had two burgers that day and spent probably 45 mins observing ….I learned a lot in that short space of time…..Mostly though that things aren’t always the way that they might appear……
When I got back to the UK, I told this story to my buddy Steve Black and I’m proud to say it was the catalyst for “You’re on your own” …….Probably one of Blacky’s finest moments to date……..