The third video I’m releasing for my latest album is the title track called Vanished Days which describes the glory days of wheat farming in the 1890’s. I wrote and arranged this song based on an old poem I found written in the 1940’s by Eva K. Anglesburg from Thomson, ND.
The video itself, filmed and edited by Leif Norman, was shot at an art residency put on by the North Dakota Museum of Art in McCanna, North Dakota. We shot this video in the Avalon Theatre in Larimore, ND. Thanks to Curtis Wiebe, Drü Culleton and Alden Lieberg for appearing in the video and thanks to Darryl Neufeld for the use of his beautiful Gibson J-45. Also a special thank you to Shane A. Molander, the Deputy State Archivist of the State Historical Society of North Dakota who shared the vintage farming footage with us that appears in the video.
The musicians on this recording are James Culleton on acoustic guitar and vocals, Joanna Miller on drums, Benoit Morier on guitar, Gilles Fournier on bass, Don Zueff on violin, Andrina Turenne and Jd Ormond on backup vocals, and Marc Arnould on keys. Recorded by Shawn Dealey.