The song, Colorado, written by Via and Thomas Cassel (mandolinist with Circus No. 9), is a high energy tune about leaving the Blue Ridge Mountains and heading to the Rockies.
Colorado features Via on guitar, Cassel on mandolin, Alex Genova (Fireside Collective) on banjo, Sam Weiss on fiddle, and Ben Somerville on bass. The instrumental portion of the song was recorded at Bee Hive Recording Studio in Johnson City, TN.
Joining lead vocalist, Via, with harmony vocals is Nick Goad (Sideline) and Jacob Harbour (formerly of Rich In Tradition). The vocal tracks were laid down at Eastwood Studio in Cana, VA.
It is the second single (Big City was the first) from his forthcoming Mountain Fever album, Poverty Line, due to be released in 2022.
The North Carolina native, who now makes his home in Nashville, shared, “It’s my favorite song on the album. I’ve been to Colorado a couple of times. I just returned from playing Red Rocks Amphitheater. It was surreal!”
Doors continue to open for the emerging artist. Via will be performing with OCMS at the Ryman auditorium, the mother church of country music, on December 30-31.
Here’s a listen to Colorado…