Behind The Song Pt. 4 ~ Fences

Welcome to the fourth post of our Socially Distant Storytellers Series! We recorded the entire record with Earle Mankey at his Psychedelic Shack in T.O. It was an honor and privilege to get to work with him once again! The recording was mastered by Guy Martin at Black Couch Studios, who is always a pro! The fourth track off the record is Fences, the title track. Take a listen and enjoy the story! We’d love to hear your feedback and answer any questions you have in the comments! Stay safe friends and enjoy your Wednesday evening!

Quotes and Reviews:
“The yearning of such standouts as title track ‘Fences’ and ‘Changes in the Weather’ are must listen especially while riding fences or taking long road trips riding solo looking out a window and taking it all in…. “ ~ Annette Zilinskas, Blood on the Saddle, The Bangles

“Fences reminds me of Gram Parsons with beautiful steel guitar that just haunts the soul.” ~ Polly Parsons, Daughter of Gram Parsons

FENCES

Broken down fences 

She lost the the key to her heart 

Silent defenses 

Tear her apart 

The outside wind blows through the crack 

Under the door 

Leaves on the ground 

Creaks from the floor 

Broken down fences 

Kept them apart 

23 Romances 

Never given a start 

The outside wind blows through the crack 

Under the door 

Leaves on the ground 

Creaks from the floor

Behind the Music: 

We took this one to SXSW last year, as a brand new song. It was originally recorded while in Austin and was going to be on a live album. That project was ditched and we decided to return to Earle Mankey’s studio for the project. Erik Kristiansen lent his talent for the beautifully haunting pedal steel on the track. The idea came to Robert while returning from a walk one morning, while looking at the picket fence in his front yard. The house and fences might be metaphoric for a person or they might just be about an old house. Listener decides!

Fences CLICK TO HEAR THE SONG

 
 

Guitar Geek Tech Notes: 

Two acoustic guitars panned left/right. Epiphone EJ200 in standard tuning, Takamini dreadnaught in Nashville tuning. 

Gretsch Falcon Acoustic 12 String 

Fender Telecaster 69 Thinline > 1956 Fender Vibrolux 

Guitars, Robert Ramirez 

Pedal Steel, Erik Kristiansen 

Electric Bass, Cary Von Gott

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