So video # 2...when my partner and I first bought a home, we were told the old place had "good bones." I have always been fascinated by the history that walls hold, the stories they could tell. And just like us, they're finite things, they come and go - sadly, these days, all too easily they get torn down, as ours did when we sold it. When we started playing this song live, I had no idea how many people would relate to it and respond with such enthusiasm.
Good Bones is another co-write with long-time collaborator and former Two Roads Home partner, Bryan Williston, and has a warm folk-country feel. It features my live band - including Joel and Chris Saunders, Bryden Chernoff, Anna Marie Therrien, Anne Gingras, and a special appliance by B-Dubs Williston himself - with videography and direction by Ryan Osman.
Thank you to our friend Marney Simmons, whose charming and traditional dwelling in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia inspired the stories in Good Bones...check out the full version on the album for ALL the stories https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/local-honey/1420231383 A huge thank you to the Drury family, for the generous use of their century home - and all the tea, coffee, crackers and cheese we could handle - for the shoot.
And thank you to Ryan for his careful attention to detail; it, combined with the presence of the band, create the genuine fondness and humour found in human connection and add depth to the message of the song: that we stand alone, but within a larger community, and that our bones, like a home’s, must be lived in and loved if we’re to make any sense of this life.
I hope you love it!