Mountain Heart releases first video
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
– Mountain Heart released a video of the title track from the "Road That Never Ends (The Live Album)" on Rural Rhythm Records. This is Mountain Heart's first music video and was produced by Josh Shilling and directed by Scott Hansen from Renown Studio.
"Road That Never Ends," written by band members Josh Shilling and Jim VanCleve, was recorded at a show at The Ark in Ann Arbor, Mich.
The video was shot in numerous locations around Roanoke, Va., including the live show performance and bar scenes filmed at the Grey Stone Tavern. Another location included the Virginia Beach area.
"The most memorable part of filming the video for 'Road That Never Ends' has got to be the bone-chilling scene we tried to capture in the rain. We needed a scene to accent the lyrics that portrayed a man begging forgiveness for all that he'd done wrong. It was midnight, around Christmas time, and the temperature had dropped to a painful 15 degrees. We set up lighting in a dark alley and piped a water hose to the scene from a nearby building. We spent 20 minutes filming me falling to my knees with freezing water being sprayed all over the scene from above. After the cameras, our clothes, and the concrete surrounding us began to freeze, we had to call it off. My skin was red and felt numb as we stripped our wet clothes off and huddled around a small space heater in a garage. I'm certain this was the closest you can get to hypothermia without being hospitalized. After we thawed out, reality set in that after all of our efforts, the awesome shot we were going for, simply didn't exist. It's something the world would've never known about, but hey, I guess it's all for the love of music."
Mountain Heart band members include: Shilling, Van Cleve, Barry Abernathy (banjo, vocals), Jason Moore (bass, vocals), Aaron Ramsey (mandolin) and Clay Hess (guitar, vocals).
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