Crowes Pasture – “Barranco”
Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Crowes Pasture’s song “Barranco” from their forthcoming album Don’t Blink. Don’t Blink was produced by Crowes Pasture and Eric M Lichter with additional production by Neale Eckstein. It was primarily recorded at Dirt Floor Recording Studio in Connecticut by Eric Lichter and Guido Falivene (with one song recorded at Fox Run Studios in Massachussetts). Mixing and mastering was courtesy of Glenn Barratt and Erik Balkey at Morningstar Studio in Philadelphia.
“Barranco” is Andy Rogovin on vocals and guitars; Monique Byrne on vocals and banjo with Eric M Lichter on bass, percussion, keyboards, pedal steel, dobro, and guitar; and Andy Reiner on fiddle.
This music is just pretty, and the song is a love song of the deepest kind — the kind of love you feel for place and family. Beautifully done and soaring.
My dad was a doctor who came to the U.S. from Peru in 1963. My mom married him over the phone (with his brother standing in for him at the ceremony) and then followed him to the U.S. Together they raised three girls in Tampa, Florida. My dad had a full medical practice here in the U.S. but also spent summers in Peru, seeing patients and treating them with medications that weren’t available in Peru. He was very dedicated to his country, his family and the people of Peru. I wrote this song when my mother was on a plane bringing his ashes back to his hometown, Barranco, a beautiful, artsy town on the ocean. – Monique Byrne
Look for links to the music of Crowes Pasture here: https://show.co/eaIvkRa