Dragland – The Roadmaster is available @ Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Listening to singer-songwriter Adam Dragland’s music, you get a sense that he doesn’t stray too far from his personal experiences, friends, and family to find inspiration. Often writing about hallowed memories, love and what will be, Dragland continues to create the soundtrack for his life.
Recently the San Francisco based storyteller released a video for his epic ode to his father. And in a heartfelt Facebook post, Dragland shared, “I’m proud to be the son of a hard-working, railroad dad and that’s what this song is about. Many thanks to the band for playing so beautifully on this tune and to Alex Hendriks for working his magic as always.
“This video that Dragland released today [5 October 2019] features a lot of historical footage, and some of it is from my hometown of Fernie, BC back in the early 90s. There was a catastrophic flood that caused us to evacuated from our house for a full week and it wiped out miles of track and bridges that were my dad’s responsibility to rebuild. Due to his heroic efforts in coordinating that work, we eventually wound up moving to the USA so he could oversee bigger, but less beautiful tracks.
“I love you and I’m eternally proud of you, Dad…this one’s for you.”
Witness the beauty of the Alex Hendriks directed film below. “The Roadmaster”, the 3-track single that also features “Colors” and “Winter Weather”, is available now.
Dedicated to Todd “The Roadmaster” Dragland
Produced, directed and edited by Alex Hendriks / Article cover photo via Facebook
Recorded and mixed by Nathan Burke at Gulch Alley Music Studio
Guitar/Vocals: Adam Dragland
Keys/Vocals: Brendan Getzell
Bass/Vocals: Michael Carney
Drums: Charlie Knote
Sax: PJ Bottoms