James Reams has released a highly cinematic new music video for his song, One Foot In The Honky Tonk. It finds James as Everyman walking the road to destruction, only to encounter Satan along the way. Pretty spooky, let me tell you!
One Foot In The Honky Tonk is the title track from Reams’ current album, and it shares a sentiment which he finds appropriate for our music in general.
“Bluegrass music has had one foot in the honky tonk for a long time – Red Allen, Jimmy Martin, Earl Taylor, Charlie Moore, Reno and Smiley, Carter Stanley – well the list just goes on and on. Speaking for myself, it’s may be a great place to visit…but I wouldn’t want to live there!”
The video was produced by filmmaker and bluegrass fan Rick Bowman of Backyard Green Films. Rick had created James’ previous video for Almost Hear The Blues, and the feature-length documentary on mandolinist Herschel Sizemore, Mandolin In B.