EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: GLASS CABIN’S ‘PRAY FOR ME, PRAY FOR YOU’ VIDEO
October 30th. 2020 By Laura Klondowski
Americana/country duo Glass Cabin consisting of Jess Brown and Dave Flint are ready to take the scene by storm with the release of their powerful new single ‘Pray For Me, Pray For You’ which delivers deep, thought-provoking lyrics overlayed with a gorgeous folk drenched sonic backdrop that deftly weaves between country and Americana.
The track is acting as the lead release off the pairs forthcoming studio album which is slated to drop next year with the record expected to include an eclectic fusion of genres such as rock, country, folk, roots, and Americana which collide to create a stylistic LP that is 100 percent their own.
And it is a rousing introduction to the LP thanks to the overlay of electric guitar, banjo, mandolin, thumping drums, and luscious vocal harmonies that are steeped in old-school country tradition. ‘Pray For Me, Pray For You’, is a wonderful way to kick-off this album campaign, and allows for Glass Cabin to deliver a little taste of what’s to come.
With the official music video, the duo have put together a truly beautiful piece of art that brings to life the struggle of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic showing how it has temporarily shut down the world as health experts find ways to slow the spread and get the virus under control. It is a touching, emotive visual.
GRUBS AND GROOVES
GRUBS AND GROOVES by Mary Ann
"Thirsty Thursday" Featuring Glass Cabin
Thank you so much for chatting with us today!
Mary Ann: What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about pursuing a career in music?
Jess: When my new father-in-law asked me what I wanted to be. I told him I wanted to be a writer...maybe a journalist, a novelist or a songwriter. Maybe an actor or director. Maybe a playwright like Sam Shepard. He told me to pick one- just one of them- and focus all my energy on that one thing. He said, "when sunlight is focused through a magnifying glass, it will always start a fire."
Mary Ann: Looking back, what was the first album or “vinyl” you bought?
Jess: It was Neil Young's "After the Gold Rush" in a music shop in Rhinebeck, New York. I immediately started learning "Only Love Can Break Your Heart," "Birds," "Southern Man," along with "After the Gold Rush." I'm still a big Neil Young fan.
Mary Ann: If you could have penned a song in a different genre what would it have been?
Jess: Ha! "On The Street Where You Live," from My Fair Lady.
Mary Ann: What is one thing you can tell us that most people don’t know about you and might surprise us?
Jess: I lived out of my car, then in the woods for a while. I tell my kids that I was a 'nomadic man about town.' My son said, "So you were homeless." Ha!
Mary Ann: What’s the best advice you have ever gotten from another musician?
Jess: I was an unknown, unsigned writer when I got to Nashville. I went to see Allen Shamblin ("I Can't Make You Love Me," "The House That Built Me") in a writer's round at the Bluebird Cafe. He was kind enough to offer some advice. He said write every day, all day, because a lot of pro writers take 3 to 4 hour lunch breaks and skip writing every day. That really hit me - to treat writing like when I used to frame houses. I found my old 24 ounce framing hammer, put it on my writing desk as a reminder of hard work, and then I'd sit in that chair with my guitar - six days a week, sometimes seven, 10 hour days, then l'd lay some tracks into the night at my friend's home studio. It paid off. I had my first hit in a year and a half.
Mary Ann: Best food that comes in can?
Jess: King Oscar Wild Caught Sardines, Mediterranean Style.
Mary Ann: Home cooking or going out for dinner?
Jess: Well, I'm married to a Sicilian, so I'm partial to her cooking. Not only is she beautiful but her baked ziti and lasagna are the best, and she could open a restaurant with her fish tacos. My dad's family are from the south so I love cornbread but I would put my wife's cornbread up against any of my relatives.
Mary Ann: What is the best dish you ever had?
Jess: When I was in the military, three friends and I went camping along the Big Thompson River near Estes Park, Colorado. We'd get up early to fly fish. We caught these beautiful rainbow trout that we cleaned and grilled right there over a fire, along with a pan of scrambled eggs. To this day I can still remember the taste of that trout, with the campfire coffee and eggs.
Mary Ann: What’s on your pizza? Do you fold your pizza or eat it straight on? Ranch or no ranch?
Jess: Extra cheese...Coming from New York, I love pizza, and if it's thin crust I fold it. Every town back home has a family owned pizza parlor, like La Bella's in Kinderhook, NY. Ask for Tony.
Mary Ann: Finally, if you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why?
Jess: That's a tough one. I gave up soda and haven't had hard liquor in a long time...just coffee and wine. But I remember what it's like to wish I had a hot meal, and I like this company, The Soulful Project. They make delicious, hearty cup packs of hot cereal with oats, grains and fruit, and for every one sold, they give one to a local food bank they're partnered with around the country.
Based in Nashville, TN, roots-rock band Glass Cabin was formed by studio musician David Flint and hit singer/songwriter Jess Brown. After a decade of co-producing other artists, the two decided to work on their own project, the self-titled album, "Glass Cabin," with the first single, "Pray For You," released in the fall of 2020.
As a writer for Almo-Irving/Universal and EMI, Brown worked primarily in country, rock and Americana, writing songs for artists like Lee Ann Womack (A Little Past Little Rock), Trisha Yearwood (I Need You), Sara Evans (I Learned That From You) and Julie Roberts (Break Down Here) which the New York Times called “an instant classic.” With over 25 gold and platinum certifications, inclusion in the Top 100 Road Songs of All Time and Grammy and CMA nominated albums, his songs appear on over 25 million cds.
Hailing from upstate New York, Flint was a founding member and lead guitarist with country rock band, Billy Montana and the Longshots, which led to them signing an artist deal at Warner Bros with legendary Martha Sharp, Warner’s VP at the time, in charge of finding new talent. Flint later moved to Nashville, touring with numerous groups, most notably the hit country group Highway 101, before turning his attention to producing and studio session work.
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