Our new videos for "Spin a Golden Thread", filmed in Kansas City by Rockhaven Films, is premiering at The Bluegrass Situation. They write:
The centerpiece of Run Boy Run's new "Spin a Golden Thread" music video is an old-time crankie -- a hand-cranked scroll of pictures that tell a story. Crankies go back to New England, Appalachia, and the mid-19th century, and some contemporary artists are introducing them to a whole new generation. Run Boy Run's crankie features artwork by Anna Cosper in a box by Sonya Montenegro.
Both the song and the panorama focus on the ties that bind us. Matt Rolland, Run Boy Run's fiddle and guitar player, says, “The song is basically a love song that alludes to our need to be connected with someone (or something) outside ourselves.”
Written by bassist Jesse Allen a couple of years back, “Spin a Golden Thread” has logged some miles. "The song's history criss-crosses the U.S.” Rolland adds, “It was written by Jesse in a garden in Connecticut two years ago, arranged by the band in Arizona's Aravaipa Wilderness on a music retreat, and then recorded at Bear Creek Studios up in Woodinville, WA, for our latest album, Something to Someone. The fact that the video was filmed in Kansas City just adds more geographic color to the history. The Tucson string band loved the crankie so much, they hoisted it out of the main video and shot a companion piece for it.