Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of the Rifters’ song “The Enchanted World,” the title track of their forthcoming album due to be released on April 28 via Howlin’ Dog Records. The song will be available on March 17.
The album was recorded and mixed by Don Richmond at Howlin’ Dog Records, with additional recording by Omar Rane at Tone Palace Recording, Taos, New Mexico; Bradley Kopp at Redboot Ranch Recording in Austin, Texas; and Jim Richmond in North Richland Hills, Texas. It was mastered by Alex McCollough at True East Mastering. Photos on the album are by Charles J. (Jim) Cox (cover), Teri McCartney, Sarah Bradley, Rod Taylor and Don Richmond. The booklet cover painting was made by Shari Ubechel.
The song “The Enchanted World” is Rod Taylor on acoustic guitar and harmony vocals; Jim Bradley on bass and harmony vocals; Don Richmond on acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitars, organ, and lead vocal; and Paul Pearcy on drums.
The Rifters are based in New Mexico, and the regional, spacious desert feel is sprawling all through their music. “There’s nothing to see but yucca, sand, and brush.. I want to live in the enchanted world” and nimble acoustic guitar strings like a mid-tempo horseback ride through the desert pull you into this song until the whirling dance of the chorus envelops you.
A song about the power we have to choose how we see the world. Thanks to Paul Pearcy for joining us on drums. — The Rifters
Find the music here and more information here: https://www.rifters.net/