Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of JoJo Green’s song “Station” from their recently released EP The Summer Tree. The Summer Tree was produced by Scott Yonke, Sharisse Germain and Kevin Israel; recorded and mixed at RiverRock Studios in Minneapolis by Kevin Israel; and mastered at Rareform Mastering by Greg Reierson. Album art for The Summer Tree is by Travis Schaeffer.
“Station” is Sharisse Germain on lead and backing vocals, piano and organ; Scott Yonke on bass; Conner Allen on electric and acoustic guitar; Anna Dolde on alto saxophone; Zach Miller on tenor saxophone; and Nancy Long on drums and percussion.
The video was filmed and edited by Chelsea Oxborough of HotDish Creative. Images of plywood and a underground dive bar with a stage, glorious lights and then, a story unfolds. The spotlight shines on coming of age, growing into an adult in a world with its eyes on youthfulness. “I live my life like a raft on the ocean, sailing into horizons unknown” Sharisse belts to the rafters above, in glorious defiance to the limitations that invisible narratives place on our consciences.
“Station” is an emotional, and somewhat unexpected, non-traditional coming of age story from a musician’s point of view. I originally wrote this song to be a featured track on my 2009 solo album “We Watched As The Sun” and reworked it for JoJo Green. “Station,” to me, is the feeling a songwriter and performer gets when they cross the inevitable threshold of thirty years old, breaking free of the ‘Live Fast, Die Young’ attitude of the previous decade. This song is about rejecting an unspoken industry age restriction, and just looking forward and continuing to create the most important thing in the world to me, music. “Station”’s beautifully sung lyrics and flowing instrumentation actually brings the listener on a trip into the lives of the people performing it. — -Scott Yonke, songwriter, “Station” and JoJo Green Bassist.
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