The first video from NewFound Road’s latest CD, Same Old Place, is out today, with an exclusive first look here on Bluegrass Today. The video is for the title track, and was shot and edited by Matt Zervos, who recently directed Dale Anne Bradley’s video for Don’t Turn Your Back.
NFR head honcho Tim Shelton is mighty pleased with the result, and he shared a few words with us about it.
“The song was written by Tim Stafford and the first time I heard it I loved it. I’m a sucker for sad songs and this song just sounds sad. The video was directed by Matt Zervos and myself, and it’s pretty much a storyline/performance video.
Watching it, I think about a prank we pulled on our banjo player, Josh Miller. The last day of the shoot was done at the Zervos family home and they’ve got a long driveway with a big iron gate at the entrance of it. The gate has a big Z in the middle of it. We were all there waiting on Josh, and upon his arrival the gate was closed and Joe Booher told him the only way to open the gate was by walking up and placing his hand on the big Z. And he did, so there he was standing with an instrument in one hand and his other hand on the Z waiting to get in…of course all he had to do was punch in the code next to the gate to get in, but we were all in the house looking out the window watching him… funny stuff.”