We got a note from Matt Ford, guitarist and vocalist with Runaway Freight. He wanted to let us know about the band’s new single, Elizabeth, which he co-wrote with Dennis Goodwin.
The song tells the story of an Irish immigrant ship heading to America, and it will be included on the band’s next album on Switchtrack Records later this fall.
Matt tells a bit about the arrangement…
“A good friend of the band, Tom Sullivan of Smyrna Tennessee, is also featured on the song playing a sampranino recorder. I put guitar, baritone ukulele and lead vocals on the song, Justin Ford put resonator guitar and harmony vocals, and Samuel Morgan did the bowed bass, cello and harmony vocals. All this combined with the recorder gives the song an ‘old world’ Irish sound.”
You can hear the single – and watch an image slideshow – by visiting the Runaway Freight web site. It is available for sale from CD Baby and iTunes. Broadcast copies can be requested through Switchtrack Records.