The music video we referenced last week from Bill Evans’ new album, In Good Company, has been released online. It’s for the album’s opening track, The Distance Between Two Points, a banjo instrumental Bill wrote with his daughter, Corey.
The tune was recorded with David Grier on guitar, Mike Marshall on mandolin, Todd Phillips on bass, and Darol Anger, Tashina Clarridge and Tristan Clarridge on fiddles.
Bill had wanted to do something of a concept video – a mini-documentary of sorts – so he enlisted the help of Sarah Fisher at Blue Lotus Films. They faced two challenges in pulling this off: creating a video for an instrumental piece, and for one that runs nearly six minutes in length.
Together they developed a storyline to accompany the music where a young Corey would resist her dad’s attempts to bring her to the music, only to find her own passion for it as a young woman. Clara Bekeny plays the young Corey, who appears as herself near the end of the video.
How’d they do?