At the advent of Halloween, Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Nate Schweber’s “Halo of Blue,” a song from his recent release Gaps. Gaps was produced and mixed by Eric “Roscoe” Ambel, engineered by Tim Hatfield, mastered by Mario Viele, and recorded at Cowboy Technical Services.
Enjoy timely imagery of last year’s Halloween parade in New York City and let your nostalgia mix with resolve on Schweber’s song of hope.
“Halo of Blue” is Nate Schweber on vocals, lead guitar, harmonica; Eric “Roscoe” Ambel on electric guitar, harmony vocals, and keyboards; Phil Cimino on drums and Brett Bass on bass. The term “blue” has many meanings, right about now; consider it time to celebrate in whatever way you can and then go vote if you haven’t yet, and assume your own halo of blue. Gaps is a thoughtful, inspirational album for the “now.” Add it to your collection of good music discoveries by musicians who are woefully unknown.
“Halo of Blue” is an upbeat song about feeling down. I’m proud that it features my one and only guitar solo, ever. A friend and I made the video at New York City’s Halloween Parade in 2019 and I put the words ‘wah-wah-ooh’ on the title page as an homage to Lou Reed’s song, ‘Halloween Parade,’ honoring souls lost to AIDS. We are all pretty blue that there is no parade this year because of a new pandemic. — Nate Stewier
Purchase info is here: https://nateschweber.bandcamp.com/releases