This is a preview of a live video shot at the Alberta Street Pub in June of 2015. The audio and video are professionally recorded and totally live. Pre-order Crossing The Black to see see the full video, which features a performance of Without Your Warmth, one of my favorite songs on the CD. The full video will be released to folks who have pre-ordered on Wednesday, July 29th.
The lyrics and music are delicate, yet dark. The pulse is driving, but the chorus and instrumental interludes are twisted around a groove in 7/8 time. The use of odd time signatures is not common in bluegrass, but I think it really works in the context of the song. The song is about two young lovers who move up into the mountains. The young girl hears a rumor from town that her man is running around. Despite the fact that the rumor is NOT true, she takes it to heart. She locks herself inside the cabin and kills herself, while her man is trapped outside in what will become his wintery grave. The full video will be released to folks who have pre-ordered on Wednesday, July 29th.