I had the pleasure of shooting this project on a beautiful evening out on Thompson’s Point, just about 1/2 mile from my home in Portland, Maine. I call the tune I wrote for this video “Balance”. I intentionally left a lot of air and space in the audio recording, inspired by this still landscape. I’ve lately been really interested in simple mandolin and guitar and stripping things down to their simple level. We humans all have the propensity to over complicate and cram as much as we can. Developing that sense to drop back, listen and create space is all apart of the constant process of finding balance. I find nature to be the ultimate teacher for this lesson.
“Balance” written by Matthew Baker, who plays acoustic guitar and mandolin on the track