Vassar releases new video
Monday, December 28, 2009
– Phil Vassar released the video for Everywhere I Go,
his current single from his new album "Traveling Circus." Written by Vassar and Jeffrey Steele, the song is about healing and remembrance. The video was added to rotation on CMT and GAC.
The video was filmed and produced in Florida by Chris Cella with his friends and former film school classmates. Together, they made a crew of young, recent film school graduates.
"Traveling Circus" is Vassar's fifth studio album and came out Dec. 15. Vassar self-produced the album and hired his road band to play on the album. He also asked his friend and a high school art teacher Jason Erwin to create the album art and photographer Wes Aldridge shot the new album photo shoot.
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