Americana Highways presents the video premiere of “A Hundred Miles” (traditional bluegrass) by Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches. The song features Betina Hershey on vocals, guitar and dancing; Nick Russo commanding the banjo and resonator with some dancing and foot stomping; Kenny Kosek on fiddle and Emiliano Valerio on foot stomping, hand claps, and dancing: the video also features Lisa Gary, the vocal coach, dancing.
This song is from Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches’ recent release Get Us Out Of Fearland (The Bol Records). The video was shot by videographer Sergio Carrasco, edited by Sara Pettinella with audio by Len Monachello.
“A Hundred Miles” is a traditional fiddle tune from the 1800’s. It is also called Reuben’s Train, Train 45, Nine Hundred Miles, Five Hundred Miles, and other various titles. Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches’ version is a fresh infectious arrangement, and the video places the band alternately at a train stop and on a local stage: “you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.”