Railroad Earth has shared a collaborative music video for “Long Way To Go”, featuring an array of fans and fellow musicians, some familiar and some just faces in the crowd.
Back in June, Railroad Earth elicited a call for contributions to the band’s socially distanced music video for “Long Way To Go”. Over 100 fans submitted individual versions of themselves picking, singing, or just dancing to the fan-favorite tune. Now, the finished product, which stretches over 10 minutes, is available on the band’s YouTube.
Opening with a thank you to all the friends and fellow musicians who contributed, the video immediately makes apparent that this isn’t like any of the other crowd-sourced projects that have become prevalent throughout quarantine. Rather than just using clips of fans dancing to the band’s studio rendition of a song, the fans in this case are actually playing the song. Yet there are still less-musically inclined “Hobos” (as RRE refers to its fans) who choose to dance or engage in a variety of activities, including spelunking, along with the song.
In addition to ardent Hobos, some familiar famous faces pop up in the form of Dave Bruzza (Greensky Bluegrass) and Andy Hall (The Infamous Stringdusters). Some fans even go above and beyond learning the song and its lyrics by adding their own quarantine-themed lyrics to the song, longing for the return of live music and Railroad Earth.
Watch the crowd-sourced video for “Long Way To Go” by Railroad Earth below.
Railroad Earth — “Long Way To Go”
[Video: Railroad Earth]