To expect that the Muse will always be close by, feeding grapes of inspiration to the waiting scribe is folly of the highest order. No! We nurture, nay sing to our Muse!
Music catalyzes the creative process here at Primitive State. “Music for the Muse,” you puzzle? Indeed! Our inspiration comes from many artists, including: The Be Good Tanyas; Steve Earle; The Cowboy Junkies; Townes Van Zandt; Greg Brown; Elephant Revival; The Wailin’ Jennys; Paper Bird; Kate Rusby; John Prine; Patty Griffin; Alela Dianne and many, many more.
Below is a glimpse of one of the jewels in the crown, from Alela Dianne :
This particular video embodies so much of what moves us at Primitive State: It is visual and musical poetry. It speaks of the Earth, of the spirit, of beauty and longing. Even the hand-made paper and calligraphic forms are an aesthetic we treasure and promote. The album on which this song resides [To Be Still] is, itself, a masterpiece of nearly painful beauty. Check it out!