Americana Highways is pleased to bring you this video premiere of Jeremiah Johnson’s “Bonneville Shuffle” from his recent album Straitjacket (Ruf Records).
The video features Jeremiah Johnson on guitar, Benet Schaeffer on drums with Tom Maloney on bass and Frank Bauer playing the saxophone. Tony Anthonis acts as the dealership employee in this, offering a choice of ’57s while the band plays an instrumental with fifties beat, saxophone, and Johnson’s guitar work. You’ll feel like you’re in a rockabilly episode of Peter Gunn watching this. The video was directed By Kevin Oeste with video production by V8TV Productions, Inc.
“Bonneville Shuffle” was originally written to be background music for an episode of V8TV, a TV show that restores and modifies Classics and American Muscle Cars. We were told they needed some music for a 57′ Bonneville, so we got to work creating this song. In the end we liked it so much, we included the song on our debut album STRAITJACKET,on RUF RECORDS. The director of this video, Kevin Oeste, had some great ideas for this video that turned it into a celebration of the 57′ American Classic Automobile. We shot the video in a old abandoned Chevy dealership and have three amazing classic cars featured, all from 1957. 57′ Bonneville, 57′ Pontiac Chieftain and a 57′ Chevrolet Belair. We hope you enjoy the video and song as we take you back in time to 1957. — Jeremiah Johnson
Watch it right here: