McNiff says of the video: “I’d been wanting to get Trevor Moss to film me for many years as I’d been seriously impressed by his stuff, so when it came to making a bit of film to support ‘Rain Dries Your Eyes‘, there was no one else I wanted to ask. Was a bit nervous playing alone in the wonderful old concert hall that is St Mary’s in The Castle, but the acoustics were unbelievable. Trevor was brandishing an old 80s Tascam player – the same Springsteen had used for Nebraska. I totally trusted Trevor’s ability as a filmmaker, but what we ended up with surpassed all expectation. This has always been a favourite to play at gigs, but I think this video has brought out a new dimension in the song that I didn’t know was there. Hope you enjoy it.”
Rain Dries Your Eyes spans more than 15 years and includes brand new tracks, previously unreleased material and songs from Jason McNiff‘s six studio albums. The collection showcases his fragile, wistful and timeless blend of blues and folk. A modern day troubadour, McNiff started recording in the early 00s, but he has a sound that harks back to the great folk rock pioneers of the late 60s/early 70s.
20/21 May – Wood Festival, Oxfordshire