north carolina

Fannie Mae

As you may or may not know, we went on the road this summer traveling around the deep(ish) South filming a documentary as we went (more on that here). In any case, one evening, while stopped at a WalMart in Jefferson, NC, Jarod (aka Perry Wigglesmith) came up with this really great, eery chord progression on the mandolin. 

Well, maybe it was the sound of the mandolin echoing in the mountains as dusk settled upon us, or maybe it was being so close the the roots of true bluegrass, but either way, this is the song that came out of it. I'll forewarn you all, this is definitely darker than anything I've ever written, (and makes me wonder what place deep within me a song like this comes from), but there you have it.