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Fresh Cut: 'I Was Living Here' by The Mighty High and Dry

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The Mighty High and Dry. (Album art below by Alison Cowles with photo by Susan Orr.) - PHOTO BY MICHAEL OVERMAN
  • PHOTO BY MICHAEL OVERMAN
  • The Mighty High and Dry. (Album art below by Alison Cowles with photo by Susan Orr.)

The Mighty High and Dry

"I Was Living Here"

Self-released

themightyhighanddry.com

Soulful Rochester rockers The Mighty High and Dry have struck a nerve on its new single, "I Was Living Here." With guest vocals by roots rocker Brian Lindsay and soul singer Danielle Ponder, each weighing in on a verse, the band addresses nascent issues like the Dakota Access Pipeline and Black Lives Matter. Despite the subjects' frustrations, it proves good music can confront bad times — and that good music should confront bad times.

The Mighty High and Dry is a classic Americana band; heartfelt and heartbreaking. It's more rain than sunshine. Led by keyboardist and guitarist Alan Murphy, The Mighty High and Dry is a band of exquisite potency due to its strength among the ranks. The songs cut deep on everything from love, love lost, and love to come again — there's a reminiscence of Ryan Adams but more willing to get down and reckless.

Murphy says to keep your eyes peeled for a video treatment of this song in a few weeks. If The Band is the question, then The Mighty High and Dry is the answer.

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