Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz “Take That Shot” – watch the birdie

Photo: Jefferson Ross

Lively?  Sprightly? Bluegrass Perfection?  Yes to all of those.  Tim Stafford & Thomm Jutz’s latest single sees them trading vocals back and forth as they ponder the iconic photographs of the last century and more.  The song was inspired by two unreleased photos of Billy the Kid and Robert Johnson as Thomm Jutz explains “Those two photos revealed so much more about these two legends than anyone previously expected. Billy the Kid, in the newly discovered photo, looks like a boyish Huck Finn-type and not like a juvenile killer. Johnson looks like an upbeat young man with a guitar and not like the brooding bluesman with the cigarette dangling from his mouth we all know. We talked about other iconic photos that shaped American history, and this song fell in our lap.

On the recording Tim and Thomm also provide the guitars, ably assisted by Ron Block (banjo), Tammy Rogers (fiddle), Mark Fain (bass) and Shaun Richardson (mandolin).

 


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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

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