Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Kory Quinn’s song “Bound for Glory” from his upcoming release The Blueroom, available May 12th. The Blueroom was produced by David Lipkind & Kory Quinn; recorded by Mike Coykendall, and mixed by Mike Coykendall and David Lipkind at Blue Room Studios, Portland, OR, then mastered by Jon Neufeld at Treehouse Mastering, Portland, OR.
This song “Bound for Glory” is Julio Appling on bass; David Lipkind on harmonica and backing vocals; Joe Suskind oon lead guitar; and Kory Quinn on rhythm guitar and lead vocals. “Bound for Glory” is the kind of music that’ll have you transported to your back porch in summertime. Kory Quinn’s songwriting is startling in its old style authenticity.
“Bound for Glory” was born at some point during my first reading of Woody Guthrie’s autobiography. I was taken aback by how important a role his grandma played in his upbringing. Something that I could relate to. We used to go visit my mother’s mother in Mississippi almost every summer until she moved in with us when I was 6 or 7. She liked to recount the fact she was married in Hell, MS. She lived with us until she passed away. She basically lived off two-liter’s of Coke, Virginia Slims, jarred tamales, pimento cheese spread, and Milky Ways. She taught me many things. How to play a little guitar, cheat at cards, sew and crochet, iron linens, do laundry, make cornbread, sneak candy in before dinner and bed, appreciate spinach and the golden age of film. James Stewart was my favorite.
Guthrie’s grandma taught him many things that are woven throughout the book and are essential to his philosophy. She was very charitable, hardworking, outspoken, inquisitive, funny, etc. A lot of what makes Woody the endearing national treasure that he is is due in large part to his Grandma. “Bound for Glory” is a prospectus of the unknown, unnamed, lost and forgotten holding on to the hope of a brief moment of light in the eternal darkness of a life potentially not worth living. Buried deep within is the compassionate wisdom of Grandma. You have it in your grasp, every single day you wake up, to be the light for yourself and others. This idea was carried throughout Guthrie’s songs, life, stories, etc. Grandma might just be what we need more than anything right now to steer this ship right. It’s so apparent in all his “New Year’s Rulins”; especially the last three. Love everybody. Make up your mind. Wake up and fight. Who doesn’t need this every day? Especially considering the current circumstance of our shared experience. – KQ
What treat to get to listen to this awesome album! – Jon Neufeld (Black Prairie)
His songs hit you like a Americana classics. Then you find out he wrote them song like three weeks ago. – Julio Appling
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