Mountain Heart on film

Mountain Heart shooting  their music video for Road With No End in Salem, VAI managed to slide over to the Mountain Heart video shoot last night in Salem, VA. The guys had already spent part of the day shooting footage at a number sites in the Roanoke area, and had assembled at the Greystone Tavern to shoot the “concert” portion of the music video.

The video is for the title track of their new live CD, Road That Never Ends, so they had to recreate a live setting for the sake of the video presentation.

Many of the folks who packed the club may not have known what to expect, but after watching the band “stage” a live performance of the song for the sixth or eighth time, they began to see how it was done. I suspect that it was an eye-opener for many of the Mountain Heart fans in attendance, who stuck it out over the course of a shoot that ran several hours.

As I understand it, the video involved some staged segments, featuring vocalist Josh Shilling in his acting debut, as well as the live performance bits. Other than that, I just know that there was a hot car and an attractive young woman involved.

Here are a few photos I took during the shoot. It will be fun to see if any of this is recognizable in the final product.

Mountain Heart video shoot for Road That Never Ends Mountain Heart video shoot Shooting the Mountain Heart video for Road That Never Ends

Make up! Jim Van Cleve gets a touch up during the Mountain Heart video shoot Mountain Heart shooting the video for Road That Never Ends Mountain Heart video shoot in Salem, VA

Barry Abernathy and Aaron Ramsey (the newest member of Mountain Heart) at their recent video shoot Barry Abernathy plays to teh camera during the Mountain Heart video shoot

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.