Local folk/roots music trio Hook & Nail has released a new summer single, Ride, from their debut album, Ghosts of Taylorton.
Ride is a high-energy, sing-along anthem that celebrates victory over adversity, amid overtones of traumatic childhood experiences. Ride follows the story of a young person growing up in an abusive household, and connects how those early experiences can impact adult life.
The song was inspired by the real-life experiences and memories of band member Lindsay Arnold’s parents growing up on the Prairies.
In conjunction with the release of Ride, an official music video will be released at 10 a.m. June 28, via Hook & Nail’s various social media platforms.
The video combines performance footage and scenes inspired from the song’s storyline and was shot at an abandoned farmhouse near North Portal.
The release of Ride follows the continued success of Ghosts of Taylorton, which was recently voted No. 4 in SaskMusic’s Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 contest.
Hook & Nail is an eccentric folk/roots trio from Estevan. Jeff D. Michel, Mike Davis and Lindsay Arnold use rich vocal harmony to tell the stories of the Prairies, past and present. Live, they combine mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar to give their music the honesty of folk-music, the twang of country and the drive of pop/rock music.
Their songs explore the personal accounts of historical events that have shaped life on the Prairies today. The stories within the music are similar to those told around the kitchen table after a meal shared with friends and family: a blend of confessions, childhood memories, local history and rural legends.
Among their appearances this summer will be the Rafferty Rumble in Estevan in July and the Bow Valley Jamboree in Oxbow in August.