Dave Hause's covers EPs Patty and Paddy -- which respectively cover the works of Patty Griffin and Patrick "Paddy" Costello of Dillinger Four -- come out October 23 (pre-order). A lot of the songs feature cool guests, and following the releases of Dave's cover of Patty Griffin's "Long Ride Home" (ft. Brian Fallon) and his cover of D4's "Doublewhiskeycokenoice" (ft. Lilly Hiatt) comes his rendition of Patty's "When It Don't Come Easy" featuring Laura Stevenson. Dave says:
I asked Laura to sing on the track and she did a masterful job with the harmonies, all while sleep training her little daughter. We spent 90% of our correspondence chattering about raising little kids and about 10% on music, and it was a thrill to connect with a songwriter and musician I’ve admired for a long time. It’s been a hell of a year, so I’m also dedicating this song to my siblings and all of my friends that I haven’t been able to see due to the pandemic.