I’m really pleased to have worked with Long Sleeve Productions on the video for Yellowhead West. Drazen and Kathleen were great creative partners in this undertaking and I think the results speak for themselves.
The interiors were shot on location at Maggie’s Hill Heritage Loghouse (where we recorded the song and much of the album) in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The driving scenes were shot on the Yellowhead Highway between Edmonton and Jasper on a beautiful autumn day. (Look for the drone shots of the truck). The “empty mountain pass” is Talbot Lake at the east end of Jasper National Park.
Thank you to Martha Conrad for use of Maggie’s Hill and to Doug Elniski for loaning us his truck for this project.
The holidays can be a difficult time for those away from home. Here’s a new single from the album that conveys the loneliness of Christmas amidst the stark beauty of a northern Canadian winter. Dedicated to all those who will be away from their families this year.
I am delighted to announce that one of my songs for the SAC 2016 songwriting challenge made the special mention list.
The challenge was coordinated through a closed Facebook group with 82 members, many of whom submitted songs for consideration each week. Moderators listened and commented on all of the submissions, while the challenger was asked to picked a few of the songs for special mention.
Selkirk Range’s “Can’t Take It Back” is killer country music. Country has always been a genre that relies on ‘the story’. This tune totally delivers, complete with a gorgeous melody and heartfelt performance.
Thank you for this Bryan. It means a lot to get positive feedback on something that has consumed much time and energy (not to mention patience) to create. And a special thank you to Rosanne Baker Thornley and North Easton for the tremendous–and I mean tremendous–effort they both put into the Challenge as moderators and mentors.
The song was written too late for the upcoming release, but maybe this is the motivation I need to consider doing a follow up single for next year.