Rising Colorado bluegrass group Meadow Mountain debuts the music video for their track “Radio Waves.”
There’s something to be said about a band that catches your attention right off the downbeat. Though young and up-and-coming, Meadow Mountain have a stage confidence and musical virtuosity that make all that pickin’ and grinnin’ seem easy.
Composed of Summers Baker, Jack Dunlevie, Ian Parker, George Guthrie, and Wilson Luallen, Meadow Mountain seamlessly weave indie rock sensibilities into their bluegrass instrumentations. With these guys, it’s not always furious-paced fleet finger work.
Supported by the Infamous Stringdusters’ label, Tape Time Records, Meadow Mountain recently released their self-titled debut album, which has the chops and energy to find a home on progressive bluegrass charts.
A good sample of their talent is the melancholy track “Radio Waves,” an initially slow-moving song that really picks up steam. You don’t often hear bluegrass guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, and mandolin working from contemplative to crescendo like this, which is why the band’s other descriptor, “new acoustic,” makes a lot of sense.
The video for the song, shot by Kyle Fallon and directed by Nick P Ross, adds another touching layer.
“To me, ‘Radio Waves’ is a deeply introspective song about loss. It also builds to a beautiful crescendo. I wanted to capture that by isolating the members of the band in wide-open Colorado landscapes and contrast the raw natural beauty with the energy of their live performances, creating a lasting image to go with such a great song,” says Ross.
“We shot the video over two days along the Front Range of Colorado, capturing the beauty of the rock formations around Red Rocks, the woods of Genesee Mountain, and the views of the high Rockies from Gold Hill. We also shot footage at Ophelia's on the same night of our sold-out album release show,” says Baker.
Director Nick Ross and the band connected when he invited them out to perform at the first live event put on by Soul Pancake, a production company in Los Angeles that seeks to produce “wholesome, uplifting” content.
“He heard us play ‘Radio Waves’ at the event and contacted us shortly after to look at the possibilities of flying out a crew to Colorado to shoot the video,” Baker says. “We were thrilled to work with him on this. Nick and Kyle brought years of experience in the video industry to the table, and it translated into a powerful video.”
Get an exclusive first look at the music video for “Radio Waves,” below.
For more information on Meadow Mountain, visit their website. Buy their recently released self-titled CD on Amazon.