Rachel Baiman “No Good Time For Dying”
Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Rachel Baiman’s song “No Good Time For Dying,” a re-interpreted version from the way it first appeared on her album Cycles, released earlier this year.
“No Good Time For Dying” is Rachel Baiman on vocals; string parts by Ben Plotnick; and the Atwood String Quartet (Kaitlyn Raitz on cello; Annalise Kowart on violin; Ben Plotnick on viola; Ryan Cockman on violin; with Kristin Weber featured in this performance). Harmony vocals are by Kyshona Armstrong. This is a live recording of the song.
The tears start flowing from the moment the first crystal clear vocal tone rings out. There’s something timeless about the entire song. And to handle the pain of aging, suffering and mortality this way is a courageous vulnerability.
When Kaitlyn and Ben approached me about a collaboration with Atwood Quartet, I immediately thought of the song “No Good Time For Dying”, because of the various ways we had tried to achieve an orchestrated feel with the original arrangement. Ben’s composition was stunning, and remained so true to the original feel of the song while simultaneously adding a whole new dimension through the use of newly available textures. Kyshona’s voice was perfect for the harmonies, and I’m so grateful she was willing to lend her talents to the project. — Rachel Baiman
Find the music here: https://rachelbaiman.lnk.to/new