Pinecastle Records is releasing a new music video of The Clay Hess Band’s first single for the label “Cold and Lonely.” The video was filmed and produced by Bonfire Recording Studio. The single is the first to be released from the band’s upcoming album,Just Another Story.
On the single, Clay Hess and his son, Brennan, split the lead on the old Kitty Wells country classic. The recording has a unique arrangement that showcases the band’s creativity and instrumental prowess.
“I like to find old obscure songs that I can turn into bluegrass songs,” said Hess, “‘Cold and Lonely’ is one of these. I heard it on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM one day while we were driving and it caught my ear. I heard the arrangement and everything else in my head right there.”
Successfully capturing the “Cold and Lonely” feeling, the video was filmed in a mountain meadow on a farm in Mill Spring, N.C. owned by Pinecastle’s owner, Lonnie Lassiter. The atmosphere of the video is complete with a wintry breeze blowing snow flurries around. Additional footage was filmed at the Mill Spring Ag Center in Mill Spring, N.C., in a historic vacant auditorium where Hess sits alone looking on as Brennan sings his solo part of the song from the stage. The center previously served as the primary high school in Mill Spring from the 1920’s through 1998.
An Athens, Ohio native, Hess has squeezed a lot of exciting bluegrass highlights into his career and Pinecastle Records looks forward to being part of this next chapter. The outstanding “Cold and Lonely” feature video proves again that Bonfire Recording Studio is at the top of their game for delivering highly captivating small screen stories set to music.
The forthcoming full album from The Clay Hess Band is due out in it’s entirety this summer and news about that can be followed on Facebook and online from the band or Pinecastle Records.