Americana Highways presents this premiere of Heathcote Hill’s video “All I Remember is You,” from their forthcoming album. The album was produced and mixed by Timothy Hatfield, and engineered by Timothy Hatfield and Mauricio Cersosimo; with Greg Calbi of Sterling Sound mastering it. Songs were recorded at Cowboy Technical Services, Brooklyn and 311 Studios, Mamaroneck.
“All I Remember is You” is Megan Porcaro Herspring on vocals; Tom Nelson on guitars; Tory Ridder on drums and percussion; Akil James on bass; Mike Bishop on piano; and Rob Arthur on organ and mellotron; with Vanessa Ridder and Amanda Homi on backing vocals.
Adam Reist of Dare To Be Films, who directed the video for “All I Remember Is You,” says “The fun part of filming this was to see how happy everyone was just to be together.”
Like so many bands, everyone in Heathcote Hill has plenty of real-life responsibilities: kids, jobs, dentist appointments. Music is something Heathcote Hill does for love. There isn’t even a pretense of money-making activity, though there are band t-shits and guitar picks for sale at www.heathcotehill.net.
“Gotta have a band t-shirt” says guitarist Tom Nelson.
Yet in the past two years, Heathcote Hill’s music has appeared on over 500 radio stations and quite a few playlists. “Megan’s voice is a joy to record” says producer/engineer Tim Hatfield (Keith Richards, Death Cab For Cutie, Marshall Crenshaw). ”And this band just keeps writing great new songs.”
“It’s such a nice group of people. Sometimes at rehearsal we end up talking more than we play” says drummer Tory Ritter, who works two day jobs at a publishing company and at The School of Rock Mamaroneck, which he and his wife Vanessa own.
“All I Remember Is You” was recorded and filmed on February 22, 2020, at Cowboy Technical Services in Brooklyn, NY. It will be included on the band’s full-length album scheduled for release in July.
“The pandemic got serious here the following week, and we haven’t been able to play together since” says vocalist Megan Porcaro Herspring, who’s a mom of four and also works in admissions at a girls’ high school. “But we’re forging ahead with recording – safely, one person at a time – and looking forward to when we can all be back together in the same room.”
The video is set in the aesthetically appealing Cowboy Technical Services with its top notch equipment and gear on full display. You’ll catch a glimpse of some Steve Keene paintings on the walls amidst the band’s easy rapport. Heathcote Hill strikes a breezy nostalgic chord with their latest offering.
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