When Jeremy Garrett isn't on the road playing fiddle and singing with the GRAMMY award-winning band The Infamous Stringdusters, he's touring on his own, using the latest technology to develop sophisticated and textured yet deeply soulful performances of his original songs.
His technique of layering and looping multiple instruments and vocals can be seen in the newly released music video for his latest single from Organic Records, "I Can't Lay Your Lovin' Down."
The song, written by Garrett along with long-time collaborators Jon Weisberger and Mountain Heart's Josh Shilling at Garrett's Colorado mountain home, is a sombre portrait of a man who's "facing all my demons" but one. From a sparse guitar opening, the music unfolds with increasing urgency as the entrance of mandolin and fiddle builds a restless tension that flares into haunting layers of fiddle exploration before subsiding in the closing seconds. It's an emotional and deeply musical tour de force that's all the more remarkable for a listener who knows that Garrett can do it all live.
"I Can't Lay Your Lovin' Down" is the first release from Garrett's upcoming album,Circles, featuring more music that pushes the borders of progressive bluegrass music.
Stream the single HERE.
About Jeremy Garrett
Jeremy Garrett is known as an innovative fiddle player, expressive singer and soul-searching songwriter in the GRAMMY Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters, who broke onto the national scene in 2007, scooping up 3 International Bluegrass Music Association awards, including Album and Song of the Year. Since then, the group has become a national ambassador for progressive bluegrass, playing to club, theater and festival audiences around the country.
To the fans of the Stringdusters, Jeremy is known as "G-Grass" or "Freedom Cobra" for his dynamic stage presence. When he is not touring with The Infamous Stringdusters, he turns his attention to his solo show, wowing listeners by using electronic effects to layer and loop multiple instruments and vocals. Jeremy also performs in all-star line-ups ranging from funk music to traditional bluegrass.
Jeremy has a more intimate side as a songwriter and has a broad catalog of originally crafted songs. He has contributed several songs to the Stringdusters, including the title track for their 2014 album "Let It Go," winning first place in the Folk category for the 2014 USA Songwriting Competition. His songwriting collaborations include Darrell Scott, Oliver Wood (of The Wood Brothers), Jon Weisberger, Josh Shilling, Becky Buller and more.