Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Jeremiah Johnson’s song “Quicksand,” from his recently released album Hi-Fi Drive By (out on Oct 21st via Ruf Records). The album was produced by Tom Maloney and Paul Niehaus IV.
“Quicksand” is Jeremiah Johnson on lead and gang vocals; Tom Maloney on rhythm and lead guitars and gang vocals; Joe Meyer on drums; Paul Niehaus IV on bass, Wurlitzer and gang vocals; Frank Bauer on tenor saxophone; Kasimu Taylor on trumpet; Kevin O’Connor on baritone saxophone; Tony Antonelli on percussion and backing vocals; and Emily Wallace, Mattie Schell, and Allie Vogler on backing vocals.
The video was produced with editing by Jeremiah Johnson and was filmed by the band. It stars Jeremiah Johnson, Paul Niehaus IV, Jeff Girardier, Kyle Ray, and The Band Van. Footage is from the road driving from St. Louis MO and at the legendary Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City MO.
Get pulled into the swampy, bluesy rock sound. The video’s visuals will include you –you’ll feel like you are one of the band — in diners, in green rooms, passing 18 wheelers. The music is rockin’ and groovy and creates the blast of the whole party in microcosm — a whole heap of fun.
For the “Quicksand” video we wanted to show people what life on the road is really about. We spend most of our lives driving to venues, unloading and waiting in green rooms. Then we load it all back in the van and do it again. The time we actually spend performing is minuscule when compared to all the work put into getting there. Filmed on the road and at the Legendary Knuckleheads Saloon in Kansas City, the band and we had a blast filming this video. The train coming to a complete stop after the gig was a perfect ending to the video and a true reflection of the life of a traveling musician! – Jeremiah Johnson
“Quicksand” is a swampy Ray Wylie Hubbard influenced song with some Ry Cooder/ Sunny Landreth styled slide guitar. (Provided by the legendary Tom Maloney) I even threw in some comedic satire at the end of the song, reminiscent of the great Jerry Reed. Hook ladened, down in the bayou and groove heavy; “Quicksand” captures your attention and never lets you go. – Jeremiah Johnson
Enjoy our previous coverage here: REVIEW: Jeremiah Johnson “Hi-Fi Drive By”
Find the album here: https://www.amazon.com/Hi-fi-Drive-Jeremiah-Johnson/dp/B0B982M91R/