Hailing from pastoral Bucks County, Jeremiah Tall has equal access to the city and countryside, and you can totally hear it in his music. On the one hand, it’s very roots / Americana-centric – not unlike his neighbors Levee Drivers – but there’s a key difference here. Tall is quite literally a one-man band, channeling that rowdy barroom rock energy into rabble rousing, bourbon-soaked country with just himself and a hand-painted suitcase converted into a kick drum. You can see what that looks / sounds like below in a live performance of the stomping “Bleed” shot at The Fire. But you can also hear the more delicate side to Tall in “Penn’s Woods,” a new song we’re premiering today.
It opens with a wistful banjo pattern as Tall sings of escaping from a exhausting small town life to an even smaller town – the one-road, one-horse zen isolation of the narrator’s childhood. As the kick-tambourine beat enters, “Penn’s Woods” takes a broader scope, looking at the dreams of rural workers and finding solace in simplicity. Get a free download below, and see Jeremiah Tall at one of two shows this weekend: Friday March 14th at Bryn and Dane’s in Horsham, or Saturday March 15th at MOM’s in Doylestown.
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