Lessons I’ve Learned video from The Railsplitters

The Railsplitters have released a music video of a new song from singer/guitarist Lauren Stovall to help promote their upcoming tour with Yonder Mountain String Band.

In a recent interview with Relix, Lauren says that the song was a good while in coming, with an inspiration outside the norm for bluegrass groups. But then, these folks rarely do things the way you might expect.

“I recorded the melody on my iPhone about a year before I wrote the song, not knowing if it would ever turn into anything. As I was flipping through the old recordings one snowy night, I realized that I had the perfect story to go along with the melody. The lyrics were inspired by one Miss Lena Dunham whom had just released her memoir, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned’. The band heard it just after it was finished and 3 hours later performed it in Steamboat Springs, CO. It was a hit.”

In addition to Lauren, The Railsplitters are Pete Sharpe on mandolin, Leslie Ziegleron on bass, Dusty Rider on banjo, and Joe D’Esposito on fiddle. The video was directed by Kyle Ussery and shot at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette, CO.

They have a few dates in the upper mid West around New Years, and then are out with the Yonders until early February. Full schedule details can be found online.

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