Bonny Light Horseman is made up of 100% Elliott Smith mega-fans, so when our friend Rob from Kill Rock Stars asked us to do this it seemed pretty obvious. We each recorded our parts in three separate states but, like most of Elliott's songs, this tune has such intimacy and warmth that it felt like we were all in the same room on a rainy night. It felt right for this band because as Josh points out - it might be the only ES song that has elements of a traditional song - 'Oh my darlin' Clementine...' and it uses that great floppy open guitar tuning. Viva Elliott forever.
Performed by Bonny Light Horseman
Produced and engineered by Josh Kaufman, with additional engineering by Anaïs Mitchell and Eric D. Johnson
Mixed and Mastered by D. James Goodwin
Cover photo by D. James Goodwin
Cat. No. KRS671
Release date: November 17, 2020