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; Martha Scanlan; 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.