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Secession

by Bow Thayer

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Mostly it is up to the listener to interpret or perceive my songs, but as a Vermonter who is releasing a song called "Secession," I might get a bit of a backlash. So instead of getting into the complications of Vermont leaving the union, this song is about something else, something universal. "Secession" has everything to do with departing from the confines of the status quo, the game, the illusion, or the matrix . . . whatever you want to call it. Or more specifically, to not engage in anything that limits our own potential and leave behind the mitigating crap that blocks the truth from being delivered.

Musically, the song moves around a bunch. It is a busy number with several instruments occupying the soundscape. It was written with a baritone guitar, and I added acoustic and electric guitar to provide a counter rhythm. Some lead guitar licks and Rhodes piano color and fill in any remaining spaces. The bass and drums kinda hold down the fort. The falsetto vocals doubling the choruses and the choir-like backing vocals provide an otherworldly quality. It's a bit of a ride and I hope you enjoy it.

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released December 16, 2022
Written by Bow Thayer

Bow Thayer - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, baritone guitar, keys
Jeff Berlin- drums
Krishna Guthrie - guitar
Jeremy Dryden - bass
Jack Snyder - vocals

Mixed by Justin Guip at Milan Hill Studio (Red Hook, NY)
Mastered by Alex McCullough at True East Mastering (Nashville, TN)
Artwork curated by Scott Florance

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Bow Thayer's music features his custom Bojotar and fuses experimental elements with Americana, rock, bluegrass, and folk, resulting in a singular, progressive sound that has earned descriptions ranging from “Green Mountain soul” to “modern backwoods music.” American Songwriter says this "onetime Levon Helm compatriot is the best artist to come from New England in recent years." ... more

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