Steele Creek — “Florida”
Americana Highways presents this premiere of Steele Creek’s song “Florida,” from their forthcoming album A Long Way From Home. The album was produced, recorded and mixed by Justin Tocket at Dockside Studios in Maurice, LA. It was mastered by Shelley Anderson at Black Magic Mastering in Louisville, KY.
“Florida” is Phil Cramer on acoustic guitar and vocals; Will Bowling on fiddle and vocals; Bobby Shneck on dobro; Ben Alleman on piano and organ; Myles Weeks on bass; and Jim Kolacek on drums.
“Florida” is mournful with a gentle touch. Without heavy rhythms, this fits right in with old time folk music, but with a lyrical suggestion that truly connecting to place, space, and home might bring most authentic relief to your wanderer’s angst.
There are so many tunes about traveling—about finding yourself on the open road—but for me ‘Florida’ is about the fallacies of that well-worn trope. Rebirth, change, or self-acceptance don’t happen just because you go someplace new. For a long time I thought they might. But letting go of that—and accepting where/who I am—broke something loose inside of me and in many ways inspired the rest of the record. If I couldn’t escape, I might actually have to reckon with where I’m from, who I left behind, and who I want to be. — Phil Cramer
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