Thursday, July 11, 2013

Husky Burnette - Beat & Lowdown - Video Premiere

When we set out to shoot the new video for Husky Burnette, there were quite a few ideas to ponder for on screen action and one element that I kept going back to, was the slide guitar. After seeing Husky live numerous times, I noticed his distinct style of playing and how animated he can be with his licks. Focusing in on the guitar and the solid groove of his material made me want to keep the film style simple and gritty. 

I scouted around Raleigh for a few weeks to get good locations for each shot and planned them according to a route and by the time of day in which to shoot them. Hustling from shot to shot for 2 to 4 takes at eight different locations, was our plan of attack and I cannot thank J.B. Beverley, Kitty Barks, David Burnette and ol' Husky himself for all their help in making the video come to fruition.

This was my first feature length band video shot and edited fully in house. As a label we are damn stoked as the door has been fully kicked open and are planning videos for every band on the label. Our priorities are always focused on the label as a whole and with a steady production crew at the ready, we can accomplish a lot more on the cinematic end and turn it around easily, while also enjoying the process.  

Peep the video on your Vimeo channel as well

Now that we have your attention to Husky's new track, Beat & Lowdown, do yourself a favor and dive into another song below called "That Liquor". 

The Blues are a religion and Brian "Husky" Burnette sho' 'nuff preaches it. You can feel the testimony as he blends Delta Blues, Rock n Roll and Electric Blues. His music is gritty, soulful, southern, low-down and dirty. Husky, who hails from Chattanooga, TN, followed in the family footsteps of rockabilly kings Johnny Burnette and Dorsey Burnette, writing, recording and touring with several national artists over the years. Two of which that stand out are lead guitar position for legendary singer/songwriter Roger Alan Wade and the supporting act on tour for Hank Williams III. He has shared the stage with many others such as Leon Russell, T-Model Ford, Kenny Brown, Guy Clark, Emmylou Harris, Shooter Jennings, Scott H. Biram, Col J.D. Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers/The Dirt Daubers) and J.J. Grey and Mofro. 

Husky recently signed with Rusty Knuckles Music to release his next LP, “Tales From East End Blvd.” in August 2013. The new album was recorded and produced by J.B. Beverley and Buck Thrailkill at Rebel Roots Studio and features Shooter Jennings, Billy Don Burns and J.B. Beverley, among others.

Pre-order your copy now on cd - ships August 24th

Have a sample of That Liquor

Husky Burnette - Tales From East End Blvd. - Album Cover
Husky Burnette for Mayor of Chattanooga, TN
Scene 2 at Aardvark Screenprint, which prints, all the Rusty Knuckles merch. Huge thanks to Greg Clayton!
Scene 4 at one of downtown Raleigh's great parks.
Scene 3 on top of a parking deck in downtown Raleigh. Kitty Barks working for a unique shot
Scene 7 - Raleigh Beach damn
Scene 7 - Raleigh Beach Dam