Nathan Jacques

Video Premiere: Nathan Jacques “Cherry and Bandit”

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Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Nathan Jacques’ song “Cherry and Bandit,” which originally appeared on his EP Loud Mind.

This version of the song was recorded live at East West Studios in Los Angeles; produced by Ed Donnelly and Nathan Jacques; engineered by Ed Donnelly and Cory McCormick; mixed by Ed Donnelly at The Barber’s Basement and mastered by Nick Townsend at Infrasonic Sound. Photography on the album was courtesy of W.S. Beasley. “Cherry and Bandit” is Nathan Jacques on vocals and acoustic guitar; Allen Moreno on lap steel, baritone and electric guitars; Eric Bell on organ; Matt Littell on bass; and Edward Cerecedes on drums and vocals.

The video was filmed and recorded at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles, California; directed by Jacques; produced by Jacques and Ed Donnelly.  It was filmed by Christopher Macken, Ai Kojima, and Haley Kreofsky; and edited by Christopher Macken.  

Nathan Jacques and the band set up a groove to live by in this production.  The video memorializes the time in the studio, as Jacques’ easy vocals spin the tale of bank robbers on the lam.

This song is a story of two bank robbers deeply in love and doomed to live a life on the run. It’s an homage to the classic storytelling songs in country-western music like Marty Robbins’ “Big Iron.” I love this kind of songwriting and don’t see it as much as I’d like to these days so I’m throwing my own contribution into the pot. In the tale of Loud Mind, it is the story of his parents, the bank robbers, how they met and how their lives played out. — Nathan Jacques

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