Closing Time - Single from Robert Nilsson
Robert Nilsson: Bass, Guitar, Piano, Background Choir
Henning Høeg: Vocal, Background Choir
TJ Kay: Harmonica
Steve Hinson: Pedal Steel
Randy Kohrs: Resonator Guitar
David Wise: Background Choir
Shelly Justice: Background Choir
Composer: Robert Nilsson
Lyrics: Ole Svensson, Henning Høeg
Produced by: Robert Nilsson
Cover Artwork: Robert Nilsson
Mix & Mastering: Robert Nilsson
“Closing Time” is not a fun song. My good friend, Ole Svensson (84), has sent me one of his lyrics. It´s a sad story about being old and lonesome, losing friends and your loved one, and have nothing more to live for.
I was immediately inspired and composed the music for these verses. I felt that I would need a singer who could interpret the mood in Ole Svensson's poems and here the choice fell on the fantastic singer, Henning Høeg. With his sound and empathy, Henning Høeg has added a special atmosphere to the number, which fits very well with the message: Remember that there are lots of older people around you who are lonely and who have lost their loved ones.
This single belongs to a series of Country & Blues tracks that will culminate in an album releasing spring of 2022 in which I pay tribute to my musical role models and my roots, which have enriched my musical life. Music captured my mind at a very young age and set me on the path to becoming a performing artist and, later, a hopeful composer trying to follow in the footsteps of the great masters.