In early November of 2018, I was invited by my good friend Charlie Hatcher of Whizzbang Booking & Management to make the hour and a half trip from Fayetteville to Lewisburg, West Virginia to capture the audio for a series of live performance music videos shot by the remarkably talented GemsOnVHS production team out of Nashville. We set up at the Wild Bean coffee shop and bar in downtown Lewisburg on Thursday evening before Arlo McKinley and Justin Wells were set to perform live on the Bean’s stage the next night.
Arlo and Lonesome Sound keyboardist David Faul performed new material from an upcoming album, and the performance speaks it for itself. You can check out more of Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound on Facebook, Spotify and Bandcamp.
Check out the Rolling Stone article on Anthony Simpkins and GemsOnVHS here.
Huge additional thanks go to Roger Dolan, owner of the Wild Bean, and Kenny Simmons who assisted with audio engineering on this session. More videos from this session will (hopefully) be available soon.