Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Old Heavy Hands’ “Saxapahaw” from their recent album Mercy. Mercy was recorded in Wilmington, NC at Big Rude Studios by Jordan Powers and Brandon Hackler of Dynamic Soundworks.
The audio recording of “Saxapahaw” features Larry Wayne Slaton on guitar and vocals; Nathan James Hall on guitar and vocals, David Self on lead guitar with Justin Comer on bass and John Chester on drums. The video stars John Jacobs (father), Will Orcutt (son) and Lucas Orcutt (grandson).
The video was directed and produced by Bobby Dean Orcutt, edited by director of photography Jake Lurvey with additional live photography by Todd Turner, and Daniel Loveland as grip.
The song paints a picture of struggling and making good on promises, while the video bears that out with a grandfather providing a home for his single dad son and grandson — notably played by a real life father and son in the video. The adult son struggles to make ends meet while his father struggles to make a home. Mercy is an album that tells slow and easy stories from the heart. “Saxapahaw” tugs at your heartstrings with its celebration of quiet courage: “you better make good on the promises you made.”
“Saxapahaw” is one of those songs about reflecting on choices we have made and paths we have taken, and that moment you realize you just might be on the right track.” — Larry Wayne Slaton
The album Mercy is available here: http://oldheavyhandsnc.bandcamp.com/ and the band will be soon be playing right here: http://www.elmstreettattoo.com/events/music-and-tattoo-festival/