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Why not go for the trifecta? Back in October, I had the great honor of premiering the song "40 Miles" - I had this to say:
"40 Miles" is pure Mid West, Blue Collar American Music. It drips with the blood sweat and tears of its characters and of its creator. This is not manufactured Country/Rock music - it is as real as it gets and it has been built brick by brick, and to that point, it is a brick in and of itself, and I for one cannot wait to see what Zachariah Red will build next.
One of things Zach built next was the album, Backbone, which I had the opportunity to review back in January. (Both here and at No Depression.) Of the album, I had this to say:
Now, Zachariah Red is releasing the first Official Video from Backbone for the song, "40 Miles". The video was shot in East Nashville on a chilly night last November by Rift Media.
On his aptly titled new album, (out Jan. 15), he frames the album with a solid mix of Midwestern country, heartland rock and roll, and solid songwriting skills that he has sharpened to a fine point during his time in East Nashville.
The (mostly) performance video features Zach and his band (Taylor Alexander, Drew Kohl, Raun Shultz, and Zach Zink) performing the song around a campfire while a colorful cast of characters look on and dance along. (Several of the "extras" also appeared on the album). It is a fun - light-hearted video that serves as an excellent counter-point to the gritty hard-working theme of the song.
Backbone is available on iTunes and other on-line sources. You can follow Zachariah Red on Facebook.