Music Videos: Leaving Montana

Jeff StolhandMusic Video, Post Production

Music Videos: From Montana to Austin

Expressions in Video recently completed post production on the music video, “Leaving Montana.” The video features Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars and was shot on location in beautiful Montana.  Although the video was shot in Montana, Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars chose Austin video production company, Expressions in Video, to edit, color correct and master the music video for release.  Located in Austin, The Live Music Capital of the World and SXSW headquarters, Expressions in Video has been involved in other music-related productions, including the documentary “Antone’s:  Home of the Blues.”

Music and music videos are no stranger to Austin. Austin has long been the self-proclaimed Live Music Capital of the World. If you look a history of the names of Austin musicians and bands you can see why. This is, by no means, a complete list, but here are a few: Asleep at the Wheel, Bob Schneider, Charlie Sexton, Dale Watson, Eric Johnson, Goudie, Guy Forsythe, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Ely, Johnny Goudie, Kelly Willis, Omar  & The Howlers, Roky Erickson, Shawn Colvin, Stevie Ray Vaughan, W.C. Clark and Willie Nelson.

Antique Tessy for iphoto

If you are interested in learning more about Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars check out their website tessylouwilliams.com.

Here is a brief excerpt from the site:

“Montana native Tessy Lou Williams’ passion for music and songwriting began early in her life. Her parents, Kenny and Claudia Williams, formed the core of a western musical legend in Montana – the band Montana Rose. One of her earliest memories was falling asleep in a guitar case backstage, dreaming and singing along to the country folk tunes of the band. By the time Tessy Lou reached the sixth grade in Willow Creek, Montana (population 150), she had learned to play the cello, piano, guitar, saxophone and clarinet. Despite her growing ability to play several musical instruments, her greatest passion at that time was writing. She would sit for hours at the family computer writing story after story, about the imaginary characters that filled her young head.”