The 5 O’clock Shadow: Wednesday August 25, 2021

Today’s 5 O’clock Shadow artists are father and son, both of whom struggled with alcohol and drug use.

The son, the original artist, once said, “I believed I had to destroy myself to make great art.” He passed away from an accidental, overdose in 2020.

The song won Song of the Year at The Americana Music Awards in 2011.

The original songwriter’s father released an album of his son’s songs early this year. About the process he said, “It wasn’t cathartic as much as it was therapeutic, I made the record because I needed to.”