Here’s a new video for a track from my third solo album, Teardrop trail. The video was filmed during a road-trip through the West Coast in 2016..somewhere in the Mojave National Preserve.
Teardrop Trail on Youtube
The guitar I used in this clip was purchased from Guitar Centre on Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood. It was a Rogue Rogue RA-090 Dreadnought, a great guitar for under $60. Incidentally, I left this guitar in Joshua Tree, Cap Rock, where Gram Parsons was cremated by his road manager Phil Kaufman.
This song was written at a time when there was some discussions among family and friends about teardrop trailers, and how cool it would be to own one. The words teardrop trail found it’s was into a melody I was playing one day and eventually became this song. It was influenced, no doubt, by the sentiment of Leon Payne‘s Lost Highway, which was made famous by Hank Williams Sr. in the late 1940s.
I played the drums, bass and guitar over the track. The lead was played on an Eko Ranger. Ali Roberts sings from the final verse. The last thing I added to the track was some piano. I was going for a kind of Floyde Cramer thing, playing by ear. I’ve never had any formal music lessons and so the piano remains a fascinating mystery to me.
I was interested to learn that there is a real Teardrop trail; a hiking route in Vermont.
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