Video Premiere: BLACK STONE CHERRY's 'Carry Me On Down The Road'
September 27, 2018
Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have released the official music video for the song "Carry Me On Down The Road". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Family Tree", which was released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group.
BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman Chris Robertson told Metal Hammer about "Carry Me On Down The Road": "[It's] one of my absolute favorites from the album. It may be one of the top five songs we've ever written. It's one of the most musical things we've ever written. It flows up and down, and there's a lot of dynamics. It's a pain in the ass to sing and play, but it's a lot of fun! You really hear the jam band influences coming through: bands like GOV'T MULE and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS."
If you've ever wondered what it's like or wanted to experience a tour with BLACK STONE CHERRY, the "Carry Me On Down The Road" clip — which was filmed and directed by Mike Rodway — gives you "the coolest and most unique perspective" of the band's touring lives.
As was the case on 2016's "Kentucky", the BLACK STONE CHERRY members opted to produce and track "Family Tree" at David Barrick's Barrick Recording in Glasgow, Kentucky, the same studio where the four-piece recorded its eponymous debut. BLACK STONE CHERRY also chose to not over-rehearse upfront of the album sessions, instead preferring the immediacy and spontaneity of in-the-moment takes. The band also entrusted frontman Chris Robertson to mix the songs, which perfectly fit the loose, creative process that birthed "Family Tree".
Two special guests appear, one bringing the concept of family full circle. Chris's five-year-old son contributes backup vocals on the swaggering "You Got The Blues", while the other, revered jam-band musician Warren Haynes (GOV'T MULE) offers a guitar cameo and vocals on the delta stomp of "Dancing In The Rain". The band first met Warren 17 years ago as freshly signed youngsters on their first visit to New York City.