Jayke Orvis Debuts New Video For “Dreadful Sinner”
The exquisite thread that Jayke weaves by interchanging notes and patterns between mandolin and acoustic guitar is spellbinding. Ambient sounds and real-life audio add to the expansiveness of the song, and make it one where the full vision and potential was realized without any corner cut. So what better song to make a video for, and to take the same care, time, and attention to detail with.
Jayke procured the services of video maker Sean Martin, and it was shot in and around Pittsburgh using friends as actors. The lake scenes were shot at a place called Shenley Park, and necessitated cast and crew carrying a mess of gear 300 yards and back, including a 100lb. generator and a boat used to sail gear across the lake. I’d have to say it was worth the trip, because however low or no budget this video was, you can’t tell from the outcome. Brilliant camera work, editing, and concept.
And a quick clarification. When Jayke Orvis and The Broken Band start on tour next month, it will be with the full lineup of The Goddamn Gallows that will headline, so you will get James Hunnicutt, then Jake Orvis & The Broken Band, and the Gallows as well, so don’t miss this if its rolling your way!
December 8, 2010 @ 12:49 pm
Alright, so who wants to guess how many comments it will take until this comment section veers into a pro / anti — Jamey Johnson / Hank III tangent?
December 8, 2010 @ 12:51 pm
December 8, 2010 @ 1:38 pm
OK 7. But does that include my initial comment, setting up the guesses? Does your comment count towards the guess? And furthermore does THIS comment count towards the guess? Or maybe you knew I would write a reply to your guess, and you factored that into your guess, along with your guess comment. So my question is, do we need 4 or 7 more comments to get to your 7 comment guess?
December 8, 2010 @ 1:26 pm
I like Jamey Johnson & Hank III, but I will say this. I’ve seen nothing from either one that comes anywhere close to how great the video you just is. I’ve heard a lot of talk on hear about how great Jayke Orvis is but this is the first time I’ve had a chance to see or hear him. I can say with one song he has gained a fan today. I don’t take calling my self a fan of someone lightly & I’ve only been willing to call my self a fan of one other person after hearing only one song. That was Larry Jon Wilson.
December 8, 2010 @ 2:28 pm
Wow.The power of video.
Larry Jon Wilson was the man. I hope to do some vintage album reviews for him in the future.
December 8, 2010 @ 4:21 pm
I can give a quick review of everything Larry Jon Wilson ever done. It’s Great! He’s Great! Buy anything of his you can find & if you find more then one copy buy all you can & give copys to your friends.
December 8, 2010 @ 1:23 pm
that’s a fuckin damn fine video. makes me love that song even more.
December 8, 2010 @ 2:13 pm
Do you have a video of the year award? If so we gotta winner!
December 8, 2010 @ 2:29 pm
Hmm . . .
God idea, but there would really be no competition. I can count on one hand the videos that have been made this year withing the core group of folks.
December 8, 2010 @ 2:16 pm
Awesome video…I’m smelling a number one on CMT top 20!
December 8, 2010 @ 2:26 pm
Low to no budget? Really? Those production values are stellar. Love the song and the video. Gosh, nobody in this underground scene makes music videos – I’ve only ever seen a single Hank III one and a couple of Biram ones – so it’s such a treat. And I wish you’d stop being so meeeeeean about Jamey Johnson, he’s gangsta and Taylor Swift too, she’s America’s Sweetheart, you big Mr Meany.
December 8, 2010 @ 2:35 pm
Wow, that was 7! Not including the comments about the guesses themselves! Nlindsay wins!
That means you have to make out with him next time you head to the States 🙁
So says the rules committee.
December 8, 2010 @ 3:54 pm
Yikes. As I’ve not met him I don’t know if that’s cruel and unusual punishment for me or him.
December 8, 2010 @ 4:23 pm
You don’t know wanna find out.
December 8, 2010 @ 4:54 pm
I don’t know, my drum set said you were quite gentle.
(inside joke people)
December 8, 2010 @ 3:05 pm
Bad Ass!!! Jayke just amazes be every time i hear him play.
December 8, 2010 @ 3:26 pm
That was my favorite off the record. Glad theres a video. When i seen this yesterday i watched it 5 times in a row. Now can we get on to how bad ass Taylor Hicks is…..
December 8, 2010 @ 4:48 pm
There’s been a few times in the last couple of months that when listening to Jayke’s music I have thought to myself that he really is in his element and in my opinion he is in a league of his own.. Awesome.. Absolutely Awesome.. !
December 8, 2010 @ 5:37 pm
Jaykes awesome..enuff said
December 8, 2010 @ 5:48 pm
December 8, 2010 @ 7:14 pm
That’s so rad. Really stoked to see Jayke doing so well, and ready for the tour!
December 8, 2010 @ 8:56 pm
That video really is a piece of art all on it’s own. And a damn fine song!
December 9, 2010 @ 10:02 am
Kind a funny that SCM doesn’t like blogs to turn into Jamey Johnson banter, yet Trigger, you bring Jamey up in nearly every blog to start that fire.
This song and video are decent… Here is a Jamey video to tide you over too.
December 9, 2010 @ 10:53 am
holy fuck, tried but i couldn’t even get through the chorus of that fuckin piece of shit jamey johnson song man, fuckin terrible.just my very humble opinion, of course.
December 11, 2010 @ 2:27 am
December 9, 2010 @ 12:02 pm
Who is Jamey Johnson?
December 9, 2010 @ 12:47 pm
December 9, 2010 @ 1:01 pm
see, that comment Chi-Billy is a fucking joke and rediculous.
Kak asks a question, joking or not, and you say “exactly”, implying that Jamey is some nobody to country music. You may not like him, but he is relavant to country music right now.
There are plenty of circles that I could mention Jayke Orvis and people would say “who is that?” but I wouldn’t say “exactly” implying he is a no one, or I wouldn’t say “ah he sounds like that new Dierks Bentley bluegrass stuff.”
Would those two statements be fair or accurate?
December 9, 2010 @ 1:16 pm
I didn’t know who he was till I watched the video posted by you. I took his comment to mean, who is Jamey to this discussion, which I see no relevance, except Triggers first comment for a quick chuckle.
December 9, 2010 @ 1:20 pm
I’m a she…and honestly, I didn’t know who Jamey was until someone referenced him in the chat last night here on SCM. Doesn’t mean I hate him or love him…just that I had no idea where he came from in this discussion…
December 9, 2010 @ 1:53 pm
I apologize if I jumped at your comment and you truely don’t know how he is and were making the point he has nothing to do with this blog. My bad.
You never quite know the “tone” of something said when simply written.
December 9, 2010 @ 2:09 pm
Oh no worries! I”m not the least bit upset. Just sorta embarrassed that I am out of the loop here! I’m a busy mommy/college professor and I just didn’t know who he was. Then again, I’m the one who never heard a Taylor Swift song all of the way through either! lol.
December 9, 2010 @ 2:19 pm
I was apologizing to Chi-Billy for jumping on his “exactly” comment to your question.
December 9, 2010 @ 2:24 pm
See? still clueless. Good thing there’s not a gun in my hand and just a keyboard.
December 9, 2010 @ 4:18 pm
No harm no foul, after re-reading it, I see how it could’ve been taken out of context, but I meant no disrespect by it, just replying to kak. All is good, and now I got a face and sound for Jamey Johnson.
December 9, 2010 @ 10:15 pm
To answer your question of who Jamey Johnson is. He is the best thing to happen in mainstream country in about 10 years, & most of the underground country fans can’t figure out if he’s the real deal or the antichrist.
December 10, 2010 @ 6:36 am
Alright. Then I need to give em a listen. Thanks!
December 9, 2010 @ 6:39 pm
December 11, 2010 @ 2:01 am
YEAH!…what Doyle said!!!
December 10, 2010 @ 6:00 pm
That was excellent. New fan here!
December 10, 2010 @ 6:42 pm
he is talented in so many ways
December 11, 2010 @ 2:05 am
FANfukinTASTIC song! Kinda got lost in the video though…I’ve watched it twice, maybe it’ll all come clear with the bloody marys in the morning.
December 11, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Hehe, I got lost too. It’s kind of like a riddle. I like it that way.
December 11, 2010 @ 10:44 pm
Sure enough lots of talent in the music and video here but my idea of good music is music that doesn’t need a fill-um to explain it or sell it. Guess I learned to play and sing by listening, not by watching movies. So, call me old school, but am really tired of people “buying” music with their eyes and voting on the best video to determine the best music.
Please forgive me, but I had to attend a snobby Christmas party tonight where they gave a bunch of awards to a bunch of spoiled gen xers for just doing their stupid jobs and one of those freakin slow jazz bands was playing and the guy next to me had breath that could knock a whole friggin flock of buzzards off a s**t wagon. :o) Have a great day all!
December 12, 2010 @ 10:53 am
Kay, I wouldn’t say this song or album “needed” a video to sell it, tough it certainly helps. I understand what you’re getting at, but it’s not like Jayke Orvis is a leggy blond who has to rely on his image to sell his music because it sucks. He’s a dread head with face tattoos.
Also I think that specific to this song, I think in some ways it almost needed a video. All the sounds, the guy running, the police walkie-talkie traffic was all on the song before the video. This video helps give it more life. I agree, nobody should have to make a video to sell a song, but in this instance, it is part of the whole creative expression.
December 12, 2010 @ 11:56 am
Agreed, good points. I will definitely watch it again when I am not in “a” mood.