Monday, November 20, 2017

It's Traveling Time!

Twas The Week Before Thanksgiving: And all through the sky, the planes were stacked up with family and friends ready to fly.

Meanwhile, the news at is

Steve Martin And The Steep Canyon Rangers
release a charming video for “Santa Fe”

Wherein Gwen Ihnat tells us that
New single “Sante Fe” is bolstered by an animated video by Fantoon’s David Calcano, premiering here at The A.V. Club. 
All the characters and musicians are portrayed by Tex-Mex food items, as the story of a long-distance relationship between a taco and a sack of french fries perseveres even through several travails. 
The song itself uses to horns to brighten the score, “Ring Of Fire”-like, racing to keep up with the frantic strumming of Martin’s banjo and other strings beneath.

Yes! Trumpets!

And the news at is

Steve Martin Talks About His New Album
and How He Tells Stories in Song

Wherein Joshua Miller tells us that
When Martin and the North Carolina-based band Steep Canyon Rangers convened to record their new album, The Long-Awaited Album, it wasn’t exactly a surprise that the project would be rooted in bluegrass, with plenty of banjo playing.  
But one listen to The Long-Awaited Album opener “Sante Fe,” with its flurry of mariachi trumpets, makes it evident that he isn’t going to stand on ceremony or rest on traditions. Putting horns on a bluegrass song has historically been a no-no, but with the help of producer Peter Asher—best known for recording albums by Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor and Neil Diamond—Martin was moved once again to bend the rules. 
Martin began writing “Santa Fe” about five years ago, and when he revisited it he realized it would sound better with the trumpets. He had spent some time living in the New Mexico capital, where he heard plenty of mariachi music, so the sound was dear to him. 
“What could be more appropriate if you’re writing a song about Santa Fe than to have those joyful horns be on there?” he says.

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But as first stated - it's traveling time! From Albuquerque to Santa Fe and all points in between and beyond!

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

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