London-based songwriter Jason McNiff recently released Rain Dries Your Eyes, a comprehensive two-disc retrospective with songs taken from his five albums, plus some new and unreleased tracks. It’s also one of our Featured Albums of the Month, reviewed here by Thomas Blake. We have the pleasure in sharing a new live video of Jason performing Hat which features on the album. He shared the following about the recording:
I’d been wanting to get Trevor Moss to film me for many years as I’d been seriously impressed by his stuff, so when it came to making a bit of film to support ‘Rain Dries Your Eyes‘, there was no one else I wanted to ask. Was a bit nervous playing alone in the wonderful old concert hall that is St Mary’s in The Castle, but the acoustics were unbelievable. Trevor was brandishing an old 80s Tascam player – the same Springsteen had used for Nebraska. I totally trusted Trevor’s ability as a filmmaker, but what we ended up with surpassed all expectation. This has always been a favourite to play at gigs, but I think this video has brought out a new dimension in the song that I didn’t know was there. Hope you enjoy it.
Next Gig: Come Down and Meet the Folks, at the Apple Tree, Clerkenwell on the 11th June
Rain Dries Your Eyes is out now, via Tombola
Order it here: www.piccadillyrecords.com