When it comes to the soul and feel of Justified, the Cumberland River Band just seems to get it. The Kentucky bluegrass band’s music roared in season two of Justified, adding rich guitar staccato and regional-born harmonies to the landscape of Harlan. Graham Yost recalls seeing the group perform for the first time, “From the moment a bunch of us writers and producers heard the Cumberland River Band perform in Harlan, I thought we should somehow get them involved in the show. Their music has all the dexterity and intricacy you expect from bluegrass, but it also has an emotional drive, an urgency, that I just knew would fit well with what we’re trying to do on Justified.” This creative give-and-take continues with the band’s newest music video for their song, “Justified”.
Click on the music video’s link below to hear the story of a “Harlan man” who once “worked down in the mines.”
… Ring any bells?