Let’s change gears a little bit. We look at a lot of the mainstream artists here on the blog. We also look at some up and coming independent artists.
But mostly they’re all kind of in the vein of modern country music.
Today we’re going to dip our toe a bit in the Americana sound. Still country sounding. Still very much important to folks in the small towns across this country. Just a little different. A little more traditional.
I think you’ll like it.
Old Black Roller – Grant Maloy Smith
Grant Maloy Smith is new to me here on the blog. It looks like he has a full new album out this year called Dust Bowl. It looks like an independent release. I’m guessing it’s fairly autobiographical.
And when you talk about dust you’re talking about the history of American farming. Throughout the last few centuries farming has been critical to success in America. And it’s usually at the mercy of the weather.
And I think that’s what this song is about. I am guessing that a black roller is a coming storm. Bringing hard rain that forces the plows out of the fields and even threatens to drown the cattle and other livestock.
Right away you’ll get the eery feeling that really does come over you when a storm is rolling in. That’s especially true if you live in the country. You can see the sky change in a matter of moments.
I like this one. I’m curious to hear your thoughts.
CML Points: 85/100