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The Grascals keep their cool; Shoot Video for “Last Train To Clarksville” during epic heat wave

Grascals set to appear on RFD-TV’s Larry’s Country Diner this weekend

The Grascals - Country, Bluegrass BandNashville, TN  —  The Grascals kept their cool as a 100-plus degree heat wave hovered over the mid-state during an all-day video shoot for their current country and bluegrass radio single, “Last Train To Clarksville.” Directed by Marcel Chagnon (Clay Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long”), the piece was filmed at several locations, including Cummins Station/The Gulch, Lower Broadway and at Franklin, Tennessee’s Riverstone Farm.

(Left-Right at Cummins Station/The Gulch) - Director Marcel Chagnon and Grascals- Danny Roberts, Jamie Johnson, Jeremy Abshire, Terry Smith, Terry Eldredge and Kristin Scott Benson (Credit: Jason Davis)
(Left-Right at Cummins Station/The Gulch) - Director Marcel Chagnon and Grascals- Danny Roberts, Jamie Johnson, Jeremy Abshire, Terry Smith, Terry Eldredge and Kristin Scott Benson (Credit: Jason Davis)

A bright orange 1966 Dodge van co-stars with the band and is featured throughout the video.  Quick close-ups of each Grascal, mixed with fast-frame action, keep the tempo pumping.

Director Marcel’s choice of the 12 frames-per-second shooting technique gives the clip an intentional, stop-motion feel reminiscent of 1960s and ’70s home movies.

The video gives a strong, original “shout-out” to The Monkees and their 1966 #1 hit with “Last Train.” 

(Left-Right at Riverstone Farm)-Director Marcel Chagnon and Jamie Johnson in foreground. Background L-R: Kristin Scott Benson, Terry Eldredge, Terry Smith, Danny Roberts and Jeremy Abshire (Credit: Jason Davis)
(Credit: Jason Davis)

The single, the first release from their newest CD, The Famous Lefty Flynn’s, has just shipped to country radio, but is already a proven hit on the bluegrass charts.  “Last Train To Clarksville” currently holds the #2 spot on the Bluegrass Music Profiles July Chart and is #20, on the July Bluegrass Unlimited Chart.

The Famous Lefty Flynn’s is currently #3 on  the BILLBOARD Top Bluegrass Albums Chart,  # 2 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart and #1 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 National Bluegrass CD Chart. 

Tune In: “Larry’s Country Diner” this weekend on RFD-TV (check local listings for times) – for a performance by The Grascals.

Catch up on all the The Grascals’ news and read their July newsletter at www.grascals.com.

(Left-Right at Riverstone Farm) - The Grascals- Jamie Johnson, Kristin Scott Benson, Terry Smith, Terry Eldredge, Danny Roberts and Jeremy Abshire (Credit: Martha Moore)
(Left-Right at Riverstone Farm) - The Grascals- Jamie Johnson, Kristin Scott Benson, Terry Smith, Terry Eldredge, Danny Roberts and Jeremy Abshire (Credit: Martha Moore)

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