Roland Roberts

Video Premiere: Roland Roberts “For the Record”

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Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Roland Roberts’ song “For the Record,” from his forthcoming album So it Goes. The album was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered at Old Crow Recording by Bob Hamilton. The album will be distributed by Happy Life Records.

“For the Record” is Roland Roberts on vocals, rhythm guitar and Wurlitzer; Matt Faubion on lead guitar; Alvin Fernandez on bass; Matthew Wallace on drums; Bob Hamilton on pedal steel and vocals; and Sarah Hamilton on vocals.

The video was created by Robert Winter of Grubstake Media.  Walking the railroad tracks with guitar case in hand high above a snowy riverbank is a potent opening image.  Roland Roberts has that raspy Americana voice that puts a lump in your throat, and, when he sings “I’ve been thinking ’bout you, for the record,” you’ll melt. He sounds a little like James Taylor. The video is peaceful mountain and small town scenes while the band records.

“For The Record” is a story of lost love and heart break. Relaying the message that despite our best efforts and intentions, sometimes things just don’t work out. And letting someone go can ultimately be for the best. This doesn’t mean you can’t remember the things that were good and carry those fond memories with you forever. I still think about you, for the record. — Roland Roberts

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