“If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine”
I am so excited to premiere my newest single and video “Ripple” by Grateful Dead! Audio recorded, edited, engineered, mixed and produced by Teddy Jack & myself, and video directed and produced by Angela Izzo, @izzoimages. As many of you may know I’ve been a fan of the Dead since my teens. My pedal steel playing is heavily influenced by Jerry Garcia’s playing (I taught myself this instrument by learning all of Jerry’s iconic pedal steel solos). It was about this time last year in the middle of the lockdown that I sat down at my steel and started figuring out some of my favorite melodies. “Ripple” came to mind and I arranged this song over the course of many late night highly caffeinated practice sessions (my favorite type). I wanted my version of the song to have a loose, nostalgic feeling so I chose to record it as one take without a click, letting the musicality dictate my timing. Angela’s vision for the music video was spot on, creating trippy prism shots and floral overlays. And in true Boho Bunnie fashion, I chose to include some of my very favorite designers and shops for my look including jewelry by Rose & Bolt, dress from The Lotus Boutique, and hat and boots by Planet Cowboy. And for you gear heads, I’m using the Keeley Electronics Caverns x Bohemian Bunnie special edition Delay/Reverb pedal!
“Ripple in still water
When there is no pebble tossed
Nor wind to blow”