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High and Low by The J.O.B.

From our show at Castleburg Brewery & Taproom in Richmond VA on February 22, 2020. Unknown to us at the time, this was the last show we were to play before everything shut down for the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, our friend Matthew was on hand to record this song from our 3rd set, “High and Low”

High and Low is one of our ‘outlaw’ songs, a story about revenge and payback.

Here’s a funny story about High and Low: Once upon a time, a real outlaw was arrested after we performed High and Low at a show. He was an on-the-run escaped convict sitting alone in a dark corner of the venue, must have thought we were singing about him. He hastily left the venue after the final guitar strum and ran into the waiting arms of the cops in the parking lot who had been pursuing him. True story. The power of music.

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Dar Williams: A songwriter’s wisdom—in book form

Early in pandemic times, Dar Williams faced the uncomfortable truth that her career as a world-touring musician had stalled. While locked down—along with the rest of us—the singer-songwriter opened up virtual photo albums to recall trips to domestic cities and foreign lands to which she brought her unique music-set poetry.

“I was going through my photos online and I got this case of FOMO—envy for this person who has traveled all over the world,” Williams said recently, “and I was like ‘oh, my god, it’s me!’
Now I’m telling myself [to] take the day to appreciate whatever city you’re in.

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