Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Drew Landry’s song “Hey Sister” from his forthcoming album Exile. Exile was produced and mixed by Ken Veron; recorded at Dockside Studios with Justin Tocket; and mastered by Tony Daigle
“Hey Sister” is Drew Landry on vocals; Dion Mayfield on keys; Ken Veron on acoustic and electric guitars; Dave Nezat on drums and percussion; and Lee Allen Zeno on bass.
This single supports mmipmt.com, a reporting portal and database that helps the families of missing persons from Tribal Nations in Montana find their loved ones. The $5 purchase of this single enters you to win a Custom J45 Gibson Guitar with the Logo on the Pickguard & a feather on the headstock.
There’s a lot to appreciate in this song about addiction and abuses that can arise after the one who protected you is gone: She was a happy young maiden/ Grandmother raised her alone / Protected from things that were waiting / When the woman who loved her passed on. This song is sincere and regretful, with lovely piano sounds, and goes out to all the lost souls adrift across this land. The video demonstrates the tragedy nestled in the surroundings of a Midwest Native American town.
This video was made by students and staff from Blackfeet Community College in Browning, Montana. We filmed with April Espinosa & JC Watts. The Jingle Dancer is Shawnee Skunkcap. It includes a thank you message from founding member Shari Bremner. Other voices in the video are Blackfeet Boxer, Billy Wagner and MMIP advocate, Kimberly Loring who both are still looking for their loved ones. We also would like to recognize the Montana Department of Justice, AT&T, Gibson guitars and Sean Dillion from Dillon Software for building the reporting portal.
This song is dedicated to the work of many people who helped build our database & reporting portal. The video was created by people who truly care about this cause. Our intent is to one day make the service available to tribal Communities across North America. — Drew Landry
You can order the music right here: https://bfcc.bandcamp.com and find information here: