Track Premiere: The Glass Hours “Scarlet Tongues”

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The Glass Hours are American songwriters Brad Armstrong and Megan Barbera, who are gearing up to release their self-titled nine-song debut album on Cornelius Chapel Records on March 1st 2024.  With the exception of Sue Westcott on fiddle, the album was written, performed, recorded and produced by Brad and Megan in Brad’s home studio in Red Hook, New York.  The combined country-folk sound has a retro-feel, as well as combining influences from Megan’s mountain roots and Brad’s southern roots.
The Glass Hours is currently based in New York’s Hudson Valley, and whilst the upcoming album is their debut as a duo previous to forming The Glass Hours, Megan and Brad have written, performed and recorded for various independent projects. Megan’s songs have been licensed worldwide to brands such as Naturalizer Shoes and San Miguel Beverage Co. Brad was a member of Alabama’s Dexateens, 13ghosts and Maria Taylor’s touring band, and has supported artists like Jason Isbell, Alabama Shakes, Drive-By Truckers, John Moreland, Meat Puppets, Azure Ray and Magnolia Electric Company, among many others
Speaking of today’s song singer-songwriter Brad Armstrong told Americana UK that “Scarlet Tongues’ started as a kind of call-and-response folk song, then the idea of how that repeated line could mean different things evolved.  It’s a song about chasing something, but always coming home. or wanting to, anyway.  It’s kind of an apology, I guess.

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