Last weekend was the Whispering Beard Folk Festival in Friendship, Indiana. The festival was full of great talent including one of my favorites, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three. Among the local Greater Cincinnati bands that performed, The Kentucky Struts used the event to officially release the video for their song “Country Road.”
It was back in December when the band released their album, “The Year Of The Horse,” at an album release party at the, then, Southgate House. The song “Country Road,” is from that album. The song in haunting and introspective and was one of the many stand-outs on the album.
The video is exceptional as well. It is directed by Keith Neltner and Brian Steege, who just finished work on the Shooter Jennings album cover. They bring an unbelievable cinematic approach to the song. It really is like watching one of your favorite films. It is both familiar and visually stunning.
You can check out the video at the Kentucky Struts website and you can check out the back story at shootwithsteege.com.