Song Premiere: Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra “Smokey Mountain Railway”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra’s “Smokey Mountain Railway” from their forthcoming record Migrants, set for release in early 2021. Migrants was recorded at Velvet Recording, Norway; produced and engineered by Håvard Gressum Antonsen and Bror Kristiansen; mixed by Håvard Gressum Antonsen; and mastered by David Glasser.

“Smokey Mountain Railway” is Rebekka Nilsson on lead vocals; Joakim Borgen on mandolin and backing vocals; Moa Meinich on violin and backing vocals; Sjur Marqvardsen on accordion and backing vocals; Ole André Enggrav on guitar; Jonas Wøien Olsen on upright bass; Magnus Eriksrud on banjo and Emil Brattested on dobro. In this prime example of Norwegicana, you’ll be transported to the natural countryside.  The vocal harmonies are chilling.  Give it a listen!! 

‘Smokey Mountain Railway’ lends its title from the beautiful North Carolina railroad, but it’s really a song about loss and longing. It’s about being on a journey that takes you further and further away from where you want to be and from love that you left behind. As the train moves endlessly forward you look back and wonder if you made the right decision. — Rebekka Nilsson

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