Vancouver Folk/Roots Group Rusty Creek Dedicate New Single and Video “Bombs Away” To Ukraine
“Bombs Away” YouTube and Spotify
Music has always been a form of artistic expression. It can also be used as a tool to bring focus to events that can impact us and the world we live in. Rusty Creek’s newly released single – “Bombs Away” which is available now, does exactly that.
You can hear the smooth country blues vocals of lead singer Alex Deeth narrating a story of what it’s like for the innocent people who have been affected by the evils of war. “This song was originally written back in the 1980s”, Deeth explains. “I was writing about the bombing of Britain during WWII. But eventually, the Vietnam War, The Iraq War, Afghanistan War and then Syria and now the disgusting Russian War against the Ukraine. So, the song unfortunately becomes a song for the ages. The song is an anti-war song.”
Through his powerful yet melodic tone, the Victoria, BC native narrates the chorus:
“So what did the kid say to his Sister.
Why did the man say Bombs Away.
And can you remember why the whole thing started.
Why did the man say Bombs Away…Bombs away.”
In their newly released single, “Bombs Away”, the band begins by telling us a story of the harsh reality of what the emotional state is like for the innocent people dealing with the aftermath of war by saying, “Sifting through the ruins of a burned-out town. Looks like they’ve levelled it down. There was a store and there was a steeple. Looks like they took all the people.”
You can find “Bombs Away” on Rusty Creek’s latest album, “The Road of Life,” released in June of 2022.
The band was formed in 2015 with Alex Deeth (vocals/songwriter) and Peter Callaway (guitar/banjo/vocals) but later turned into a four-piece band after adding Lee Stephens (bassist) and Leonard Saidman (drummer). They describe their music as “a mixture of bluegrass, country blues, western swing, Cajun, and anything else we can think of.” The talented foursome draws from a wide range of influences that, in their hands, sound completely original and yet warmly familiar.