Cimarron 615 – “High”
Americana Highways is hosting this video premiere of Cimarron 615’s song “High” from their recently released album Brand New Distance. The album was produced by Cimarron 615, engineered and mixed by Brandon Epps with assistant engineer Leah Schattschneider. It was recorded at Treasure Isle Recording Studio in Nashville and mastered by Pete Lyman of Infrasonic Sound.
In the music video, “High”, is Rick Lonow (Poco, Flying Burrito Brothers), drums/percussion/vocals; Jack Sundrud (Poco, Great Plains), bass/vocals; Michael Webb (Poco, Hank Williams Jr.), keyboards/mandolin/accordion/vocals; and Ronnie Guilbeau (Flying Burrito Brothers, Griffin-Yancey-Guilbeau, Palomino Road), guitars/vocals.
For the video, Joseph Cash @josephjcash was director of photography Bonny Green @bonnymarygreen was the stylist. In addition, Kitt Fresa @kittfresa was the gaffer, Isaac Cox @sgt.leroy was the camera operator, and behind the scenes footage was by Tabitha Camp @tabs.camp with production assistants Sims Lester @the_orbit_sound and Austin Williams. The video was shot at Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge @deeslounge615.
Compelling backyard party – style footage of the band playing is warm and inviting as the authentic backdrop of Dee’s Lounge supports the band’s easy feeling show. Gritty and high 70s style harmonies bring the song of Cimarron 615 home to roost with layers of California style instrumentation surrounding. Let the melody they’re singing lead you home.
I wrote “High” with Jason Graumlich (Brothers Osborn, Les Honky More Tonkies). We’re both big fans of California country/rock and we love “Uncle John’s Band” by The Grateful Dead. During one of our writing sessions, we thought it would be a cool idea to write a song you might hear if you made it to the riverside gathering to see Uncle John’s Band. “High” is that song and Cimarron 615 is the perfect band to play and record it. We all toured and recorded with iconic fixtures of the genre – Poco, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Dickie Betts – so it came very naturally to us. Once we saw the cool stage at Dee’s Country Lounge, we knew we had the ideal place to capture the feel of the song and were lucky enough to have a bunch of our friends come out to help make the video a perfect representation of the song. – Michael Webb
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