The Weeping Willows are premiering their ‘little iso-video’ created for their new single, the instrumental ‘Southern Gothic’ (from the new EP, Southern Gothic).
Tireless country-folk auteurs Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth have long made a study of the shadowy fold of Southern American musical tradition – a study that reached a high-water mark with the release of this year’s hauntingly beautiful Southern Gothic EP.
Lifted from that release, the pair’s latest single ‘Southern Gothic’ finds the celebrated vocal harmonists turning their hands to an original instrumental. ‘Southern Gothic’ is a brooding study in backwoods fiddle and dreadnought guitar and ripples with portentous feeling like so many live oaks shivering at the urging of a chill and keening wind.
Showcasing Andrew’scelebrated picking onguitar and banjo, ‘Southern Gothic’ also features in-demand multi-instrumentalist Luke Moller (Kasey Chambers, Hayes Carll) on fiddle, and veteran session player David Piltch (Willie Nelson, Mary Gauthier) on upright bass.
The single was recorded, engineered and mixed by Roger Bergodaz (Raised by Eagles) at Union Street Studio in Brunswick West andwas mastered by Adam Dempsey at Deluxe Mastering, Brunswick. The Weeping Willows opened the year as winners of the 2021 Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year. They’ve been nominated for eight CMAA Golden Guitar Awards and supported Americana greats from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (USA) to Iris Dement (USA).
‘Southern Gothic’ is a brooding study in backwoods fiddle and dreadnought guitar and ripples with portentous feeling like so many live oaks shivering at the urging of a chill and keening wind…” – Gareth Hipwell.
Composed by The Weeping Willows.
Guitar: Andrew Wrigglesworth
Fiddle: Luke Moller
Upright Bass: David Piltch
Ganjo: Andrew Wrigglesworth
Iso-audio mixed by Damian Cafarella at End Of The Road Studios.
Videos collated and edited by Lachlan Bryan.
The video features Andrew Wrigglesworth on guitar and ganjo plus superstars David Piltch (k.d. lang, Willie Nelson, Mary Gauthier) on bass and Luke Moller (Kasey Chambers, Hayes Carll) on fiddle x 2.