Ramsey Thornton — “Garden”
Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Ramsey Thornton’s single, “Garden,” recorded at Cardinal Song in Oklahoma City. Produced by Isaac Stalling and Thornton, the track is set to be included on Thornton’s upcoming debut EP.
Thornton’s innovative musicality shines through on his debut single, exhibiting his ability to brilliantly blend pop and roots music in a compelling introduction that is sure to captivate listeners. Featuring Thornton on vocals, banjo, and drums, Stalling on guitar and bass, Johnny Manchild on keys, and Ken Pomeroy on vocals, “Garden” is one groovy tune that that not only illustrates Thornton’s ability as a versatile musician but also as a mesmeric lyricist. Drenched in metaphorical lyrics incorporating biblical and literary references, “Garden” is much more than meets the ear, but from the very first pluck of Thornton’s banjo, the song engulfs you in a dreamy trance from which you do not want to leave.
This song came from the idea of tangling up a folk tune with a pop-oriented musical arrangement. The thought was always to keep the banjo at the forefront. I sat down to write this song after reading Pete Beatty’s Cuyahoga. The language from the book’s characters and Beatty’s use of biblical allegory really interested me, so it didn’t take much for me to find the inspiration for this tune. Once I got the phrase ‘supernatural flowers’ in there, I know I could make something out of it. — Ramsey Thornton
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