The Roe Family Singers team up with PBS for new music video
May 8, 2020
The Roe Family Singers’ brand new project, Roll Up the Rugis available now. The album includes 15 recordings, featuring a combination of new material penned by the husband/wife pair, along with traditional favorites made famous through the years by greats like Bill Monroe and Hank Williams (full track listing below). Released via Bonfire Music Group, fans can now STREAM/DOWNLOAD the full collection by CLICKING HERE.
In celebration of the new release, The Roe Family Singers have just unveiled the official video for their lead single, “Don’t Worry About the Rich Man.” It was shot and produced by the Twin Cities PBS, who took the song’s lyrics and message to a new level with their creative interpretation. Serving as the director is the well-respected David Roth. The cleverly written song serves as the first official single from the new album. Throughout the track, it differentiates the lives of a rich man compared to a poor man. The single shows off the band’s unique instrumentals, which has a throwback folk feel. Watch the full video below:
“With the video we wanted to draw a parallel between the poverty of the Great Depression and the poverty of today. Using the footage from the 1980s was interesting because, in going through all of the old footage, it became clear very quickly that these same issues—and other issues, like global warming, for example—have been a growing concern over the last 30 or 40 years, if not longer,” explains Quillan Roe on PBS.
Since getting their start covering Johnny and June Carter Cash, The Roe Family Singers’ founding members Kim and Quillan have turned several heads in their home state of Minnesota and beyond. The husband-and-wife pair are showcasing their talents on the upcoming Roll Up the Rug album. The unique track listing includes a combination of new material, along with a few traditional tunes. Some of the key moments include a reinvigorated version of Bill Monroe’s “The Rocky Road Blues,” along with a version of “Hey Good Lookin’” by Hank Williams and more.
Another element differentiating The Roe Family Singers from their contemporaries is the group’s creative vision. The album packaging for Roll Up the Rug was created by Quillan Roe, who is a renowned cartoonist. Fans can learn more about The Roe Family Singers by visiting the band’s official website HERE.
Roll Up the Rug Track Listing:
1. What Did He Say?
2. The Rocky Road Blues
3. When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbing
4. Sourwood Mountain
5. Don’t’ Worry About the Rich Man
6. It Takes a Long, Long Train with a Red Caboose
7. My Grandfather’s Clock
8. While the Band is Playing Dixie (I’m Humming Home Sweet Home)
9. Hey, Good Lookin’
10. Tennessee Stud
11. Country Blues
12. Daddy Went Walkin’
13. The Red River Valley
14. The Fox
15. The Ram of Darby