- 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"
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.