Dale Ann Bradley has released a video for the first single from her new Compass CD, Somewhere South Of Crazy.
The song is Come Home Good Boy, the poignant plea of a fearful mother with her young son away at war, written by Sarah Pirkle. As if the song wasn’t affecting enough on its own, director Joseph Spence includes images of actual US servicemen returning to their grateful families, provided by the Fort Campbell Wives Club in Kentucky and other military family support groups.
Dale Ann chose to include Sierra Hull and Steve Gulley in the video, who provided the vocal harmony (and mandolin) for this track on the album. They make for a rivetting trio performance, whether you are listening or watching.
We ran a piece last month on the shoot for this video, which included a number of still photos taken while the crew was filming. You can see those here, and will surely recognize them in the finished product.
Dale Ann was also proud to find a review of Somewhere South Of Crazy in last Sunday’s New Your Times – well after it was reviewed here (cough, cough) – and I was struck again by how much people read their own perspective into music they hear. Reviewer Jon Caramanica described Come Home Good Boy as “an affecting, quietly enraged song,” while I neither saw nor heard rage in the song. Interesting.
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