Tim Bluhm Shares ‘Raining Gravel’ Video

By Andy Kahn Aug 29, 2018 10:27 am PDT

Singer-songwriter Tim Bluhm shared a new video for his song “Raining Gravel.” The track will be included on Bluhm’s upcoming new solo album.

Bluhm’s solo album was produced by Dave Schools and recorded at Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee where Johnny Cash recorded his later-career albums. The Mother Hips co-founding guitarist was supported by veteran session players, drummer Gene Chrisman and bassist Dave Roe. Bluhm stated the following regarding “Raining Gravel,” which was inspired by 1930s Dust Bowl and subsequent relocation of farmers in California:

I look back at the Dust Bowl and the subsequent westward migration and see many similarities to our current situation. The environmental policies and beliefs that caused the Dust Bowl echo the debate surrounding forestry policies and the widespread wildfires in the West. It would be impossible for me to regard the plight of the “Okie” without comparing it to current immigration debates around the world.

Director Pacho Velez paired footage of Bluhm shot on a farm in California with archival scenes from the 1930s. Bluhm will debut a new band next month at Nashville’s AmericanaFest. Watch “Raining Gravel” below:

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