Watch: The Emperors of Wyoming – The Pinery Boy

Watch: The Emperors of Wyoming – The Pinery Boy

The Emperors Of WyomingWatch the new video from The Emperors of Wyoming for ‘The Pinery Boy’ which is based on a 19th century Wisconsin River ballad. Phil Davis says of the song “it’s something of a folk classic and has been recorded by dozens of artists around the world through the years. Frank and I took some liberties in the transcription of the original lyrics and I also wrote some new ones at the end to give the story a spooky resolution. Since previous artists had done the song in more traditional ways, most often with acoustic instruments, we decided to give it a full out rock treatment with big electric guitars and a driving beat. To get to the Twin Cities from Madison you have to cross the Wisconsin River, and it’s a very beautiful but deceptively dangerous river with unpredictable undercurrents that every year takes away swimmers that underestimate it’s power. Now when I cross the river I look down and think of the Pinery Boy and his lover, never to be found, down there forever.”

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The Emperors of Wyoming’s self titled album is available now from, Amazon and iTunes.

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