Harlis Sweetwater is a Southern California rock n' roll/blues/soul musician. His latest single, "Won't Be Satisfied," is just a pure no nonsense rock n' roll song. It has a little bit of a hyped up blues and Southern rock thing going on, but more in a ZZ Top way than anything else. Or it's like a heavier/more punk version of JD McPherson. "Won't Be Satisfied" also features guitar from David Hidalgo of Los Lobos and John Doe from X on bass. If that doesn't make you want to listen, I don't even know who you are any more.
Harlis Sweetwater says of his new song:
"I wanted to write a real rocker. A song that had an old school rock n' roll vibe but with a more aggressive kind of punk rock feel to it...something that had a lot of movement. David was recording at the same studio in Santa Ana that I was and of course I've loved everything he has done with Los Lobos, so I thought, why not take a shot and ask him if he would rock a guitar solo on 'Wont Be Satisfied'. It blew my mind when he said 'Yes'! Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats was recording his new album at the same studio as well, so again, I decided to just take a shot and asked him if he would play bass on it. He agreed to do it but had to fly back to New York. I was, at the time, in a hurry to get it done, so being on a roll with David and Lee, I decided to reach out to John Doe who agreed to rock the bass on the song and absolutely killed it! Its an amazing bass part that really push the song!”
You can listen to "Won't Be Satisfied" below. The song is out via My Grito Industries. For more on Harlis Sweetwater, check out the artist's website.