The Grascals kept their cool as a 100-plus degree heat wave hovered over Tennessee during an all-day video shoot for their current country and bluegrass radio single, Last Train To Clarksville. Directed by Marcel Chagnon (Clay Walker’s She Won’t Be Lonely Long), the piece was filmed at several locations, including Cummins Station, The Gulch, Lower Broadway and at Franklin, Tennessee’s Riverstone Farm. A bright orange 1966 Dodge van co-stars with the band and is featured throughout the video. Quick close-ups of each Grascal, mixed with fast-frame action, keep the tempo pumping. Director Marcel’s choice of the 12 frames-per-second shooting technique gives the clip an intentional, stop-motion feel reminiscent of 1960s and ’70s home movies. The video gives a strong, original shout-out to The Monkees and their 1966 #1 hit with Last Train.
The single, the first release from their newest CD – The Famous Lefty Flynn’s, had just shipped to country radio, but is already a proven hit on the bluegrass charts. Last Train To Clarksville currently holds the #2 spot on the Bluegrass Music Profiles July Chart and is #20, on the July Bluegrass Unlimited Chart. The Famous Lefty Flynn’s is currently #3 on the Billboard Top Bluegrass Albums Chart, # 2 on the Bluegrass Unlimited Chart and #1 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Top 10 National Bluegrass CD Chart.