Song-by-Song: Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs
I started writing this on the campus of UNCSA as Kendra and I were waiting to play music with Ryan for the first time. I think that's pretty fitting, as Ryan ended up being a great fit for our band and a great friend. It seems like fate that our self-titled song for our self-titled album was written on the first day that the official members of the band jammed together. Musically, this song seems to go over really well live, and I always look forward to playing. The moments of silence before I first say "I see..." in the beginning is always like a calm before the storm.
This is one disagreement I can fully admit I was wrong on. When Zack first said that he wanted to use our band name in a song, I cringed a little inside. It sounded like it would come off corny. But Zack forged ahead anyway, despite my protestations. He played "Brown Mountain Lightning Bugs" for me after he finished writing it and I loved it. We started playing it out, and it grew on me more as time went on. When it came time to record this album, I knew it had to be our opening track. It's a folky-as-heck tribute to the long drive that founded our friendship, romance, marriage, and band. And I'm so glad Zack had the good sense to ignore me on this one. ;)
Have a listen here: https://soundcloud.com/kendrabraggmusic/sets/brown-mountain-lightning-bugs
Grab the album here: www.brownmountainlightningbugs.com/new-products