Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois

Margo Price’s “Hands of Time” Music Video Is a Love Letter to Aledo, Illinois

Margo Price seemed to have come out of nowhere earlier this year with her fully formed retro-sounding album, Midwest Farmer’s Daughter. Released on March 25 by Third Man Records—rocker Jack White’s label—the album reached the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart and is highly regarded by music critics and fans of a more traditional country sound.

Throughout the year, Margo could be seen performing on the The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and other late night TV shows, including Saturday Night Live. In September, Margo was named the New/Emerging Artist of the Year at the Americana Music Awards. The week after that she performed “Two More Bottles of Wine” with the legendary Emmylou Harris as well as her own set at Skyville LiveIn October, she was included in CMT’s 2016 Next Women of Country—a campaign to bring awareness to inspiring female vocalists in country music.

Margo Price performs with Emmylou Harris at Skyville Live
Margo Price performs with Emmylou Harris at Skyville Live

To create her latest music video for “Hands of Time,” Margo went back to Aledo, Ill., the Midwest town where she went to high school. Some folks might think Aledo meets the criteria for being considered “nowhere,”  but this very personal video suggests it is a special somewhere for Margo and her family.

According to Margo, the music video was shot “entirely on 16 millimeter film.” The use of a film camera certainly explains why the whole thing looks like a long-lost documentary from the ’70s or ’80s, with fuzzy footage of Margo, her husband and son around town, at a rodeo, a carnival and out amidst livestock and farmland in the Illinois countryside.

The picturesque rural and small town scenes—combined with the film grain and hand-held camera movement employed throughout the video—manage to avoid seeming like a gimmick. In fact, it looks and feels very authentic and crafted, much like Margo’s music. Check it out.

Skyville Live photo by Jason Simanek

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs