Artist: Garmonsway, Gibbon & Harrington
New Release: Independence Day Blues
Located in: : UK
'Independence Day Blues' was our first collaboration together as Garmonsway, Gibbon & Harrington and paved the way for the 'Northeast' album.
The song is a reflection on a friend who spent some time living in the UK but then decided to return to the US. That happened early one July and she made it home for July 4th, hence the title. As we approach the anniversary, it seems a good time to release it as a single. We also had a couple of other bluesy Northeast musicians join us for the session - Duncan Lister on guitar and Andy Woodhouse on drums.
We are combining our folk, rock and blues influences to deliver some new music that we like playing and recording.
As a songwriter, it's good to get into the studio and see how the songs develop as other trusted musicians become involved. They often take the song and the sound in different directions to my original ideas, and I think this blending is beneficial to the whole sound we are trying to create. As part of our collaborative effort, Ali Davis has produced some very nice watercolor artwork for the single - flying back home for Independence Day.
Right now we are very busy promoting the 'Northeast' album and will start work later in the year on some follow-up songs, mainly newly written, but with some of my earlier songs added in as well.