Late Bloomer is a super confident debut, filled with strong songs and the sound of someone going places in the Americana scene. The album also features collaborations with Caitlin Rose, Elizabeth Cook, Critter Fuqua (Old Crow Medicine Show), and Paul Defiglia (The Avett Brothers).
Haeck says, “My best friend and engineer on Late Bloomer, Gabe Masterson, just reminded me of when we met. I was landscaping during the day, destroying brain cells and a marriage at night. We had a good laugh and wagged our heads at the foolish boy I was then. I was one of those transplant kids running around East Nashville trading drunken notes on ‘the projects I’m working on’ with other wasted transplant kids who didn’t actually have any projects either. I needed another four or five years of bullshit, misery, and recovery to get honest. And I needed to get honest to get a project worth working on. Late Bloomer kinda came right on time.”