Corrie Lynn Green – “Bird On A Wire”
Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Corrie Lynn Green’s song “Bird On A Wire” from her forthcoming album In the Root Cellar which is due to be released on November 4. In the Root Cellar was produced by D.W. Fearn and engineered by Ian Alexander.
“Bird On A Wire” is Corrie Lynn Green on vocals and banjo; Adam Monaco on acoustic guitar and mandolin; Peter Oswald on cello and piano; John O’Reilly Jr on drums and percussion;
Cate Monaco and Julia Finegan on harmony and background vocals; Michael Salsburg on violin and Tom Spike on electric guitar.
Banjo melodies open it up and Corrie Lynn’s plaintive vocals result in a healing, hopeful song with lyrical advice that sounds like it comes from the lips of your childhood best friend straight to your ear. She has a truly uncanny vocal style. The song is layered, interacting delicate strings that might well be coming in on the wind from your neighbor’s porch as the deep country, talented, weekend get-together band plays. But it’s all very intricate and professional.
How one song can touch so many parts of me proves to me there is power and peace in putting down all you know to paper. “Bird On A Wire” was written as a full perspective of one’s difficult and precarious journey through life. Sometimes we fly and sometimes we fall and sometimes we balance perfectly. This song shifts through the forgiveness and understanding of the beginning of a life and takes you through all manner of hardship including blame, illness, self reflection, misogyny and eventually the return to the only safe place there ever was, back at the nest, back home. — Corrie Lynn Green
I heard Corrie working on this song as it evolved into what you hear on this album. Her banjo part is a mesmerizing consistent sound through the entire song, with other instruments coming in, subtlety building in complexity until the chorus kicks in. For that, I wanted a powerful sound, and the four electric guitar parts by Tom Spiker added just the right emphasis, along with Peter Oswald’s powerful cello part and Michael Salsburg’s violin, which ranges from subtle to rhythmic. Background harmony parts by Cate Monaco and Julia Finigan add power to the choruses. The song ends quietly, like it began. And, of course, there is a story. Corrie always has great stories to tell. – D.W. Fearn
Find the music here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/corrielynngreen/in-the-root-cellar
Just below the song is a lovely video as well.
This video was created by Barbara Polin.