From the album Open Road (Single)
Open Road is a single from the album "To Be Continued...". You may purchase the single only here or if you pre-order the album, you will receive Open Road as a free gift.
Road trips mean different things to different people. For you and me, they're an adventure. You just need a full tank of gas, a big cup of coffee, some great music and the Open Road. But to a long-haul driver, it's another story. I met a trucker once and we started talking about the road. I said, it must be hard being away from family. He admitted it was, but surprised me by saying his phone keeps them connected. He and his kids video-chat after school, during games and before bed; if they have a problem, they know they can call him anytime. So no matter where he is, he's always there when they need him. That was a real eye-opener. After we spoke, I watched him get back in his truck with his dog. It reminded me of my old dog Smokey — he loved to howl — so I put him in the song too. The dog in the video is actually my friend Anna’s dog Jack. He got the gig after I visited her and found out sirens make him howl. During the shoot, Jack was a bit nervous at first. He had never been in a big 18-wheeler and we were on the 401 near Windsor, one of the busiest highways in Canada. But after about 15 minutes he hopped onto Trucker Phil's lap. We played a siren on the phone and off he went. His howling was so much fun, we all joined in! My co-pilot for this trip, Neilson Hubbard, produced the song, sings background vocals and his video production company — Neighbourhoods Apart — helped capture the feel of being out on the Open Road. So fill up your tank, grab your coffee, crank it up and get ready to howl!
Produced by Neighbourhoods Apart Productions
Song by Francine Honey ©2017 SongsByFrancine, administered by SOCAN.
Open Road is a single from the album "to be continued" released October 12, 2018 and available for pre-order.
Francine Honey: Lead and Background Vocals
Beth Neilsen Chapman: Background Vocals
Will Kimbrough: Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Kris Donegan: Acoustic and Electric Guitars
Dan Mitchell: Keys, Fluglehorn. Background Vocals
Dean Marold: Bass
Neilson Hubbard: Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals
Eamon McLoughlin: Fiddle
Dylan Alldredge : Recording Engineer
Recorded at Skinny Elephant Recording, Nashville, TN
Mixed by Dylan Alldredge and Neilson Hubbard
Produced by Neilson Hubbard
Mastered by Jim DeMain at YES Master
Photos by Neilson Hubbard and Joshua Britt
Artwork by Kyle Atkinson, Craft Design House
© ℗ 2018 Francine Honey (SOCAN) Published by SongsByFrancine