This week’s video is a beautiful tune written by Ross Martin, “Bitterroot.” This tune was written in Hailey, ID (in the Sun Valley area) after driving from Missoula, MY through the Bitterroot Mountains. When we arrived at the venue (the Ezra Pound Home, which is operated by the Sun Valley Arts Council) about 90 minutes or so before showtime, we asked each other how our tunes were coming along. Ross said something like, “I’m about to start writing mine.” And in what must have been about 30-45 minutes, this is what he had. I guess there’s nothing like necessity to facilitate inspiration! Or maybe it was just the beautiful drive.
This is the first tune we knew we had to record for our “Winter Harvest” CD, and it helped set the tone for the whole disc. This video was recorded at Down Home Guitars in Frankfort, IL (just outside of Chicago) on Oct 15, 2011. Enjoy!