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WATCH: Cody Tinnin, “No Man for Workin'”

Mar 29, 2021

WATCH: Cody Tinnin,

Artist: Cody Tinnin
Hometown: Durango, Colorado
Song: “No Man for Workin'”
Album: Perennial
Release Date: March 26, 2021
Label: Western Yoke Records

In Their Words: “No Man for Workin’,” from my debut solo album Perennial, is the tale of two prospectors in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado in the late 19th century: a murder ballad with a twist. Clawhammer banjo and high tenor vocals, recorded on vintage analog recording gear, help convey the darkness that dwells within the song’s protagonist. ‘No Man for Workin” is an original composition that captures the lo-fi familiarity of a classic old-time ballad. The song’s video also documents the Perennial home recording session with Jon Atkinson of Bigtone Records. Perennial is a snapshot into my personal study of clawhammer banjo, old-time, and my lifelong relationship with music. Years before I joined Stillhouse Junkies and became a full-time musician, my grandmother Mary Bartee told me that she believed music was my true calling. It has taken some time and searching to find my path as a musician but in the past few years, I believe I have finally found what it is I’m supposed to do in this life. Turns out, Grandma was right.” — Cody Tinnin

Video produced by Rees Gibbons. Photo credit: Renee Cornue

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