Rusty Creek remember the good old days in their new single Lookin’ For Blue Skies – showcasing today on Tinnitist.
The forward march of time doesn’t always mean progress, and for that reason Vancouver roots band Rusty Creek look back on the past with nostalgia in their new single. Replete with banjo, fiddle, and a zany marching rhythm, Lookin’ For Blue Skies shimmies with the sound of sunny positivity, though the lyrics contain a bit more of an ache:
“In the old days, everybody had a house
And that house became a home
Yeah, in the old days, y’all had a home
And every dog had its bone.”
“This song is about growing up in Vancouver in the ’50s and early ’60s, but it could be any city,” the band say. “The song is about the past, but it also refers to what living in the same place today is like. Harkens back to a time when most families were nuclear and homelessness was less common.
“Overall it’s a positive song,” they add, “as long as we look for blue skies to remind us of what we once had and but may have lost forever.”
Rusty Creek are a collection of lifelong musicians who have all enjoyed a variety of success in the music industry since the 1960s. Their experience makes for well-polished roots music that you could hear at any pub from coast to coast. Their include an eclectic mix of Bessie Smith, Little Feat and John Prine. Their most recent album The Road Of Life is full of songs that range from moods as varied as a stomping party to reflective storytelling.