Painted upon the wild and surreal backdrop of the Rockies in winter, Up from the Bitterroot, is a startling document of personal reflection and transformation.
Embroiled in an unraveling marriage and a crisis of direction, Skye Steele fled New York City to spend a January writing in a cabin deep in the woods of Montana’s Bitterroot Valley. “I was either hiding out or clearing my head, depending on who you ask.” Steele set about a monk-like daily ritual that included collecting dream-journals at dawn, writing a song each morning, studying Bach’s sonatas for solo violin in the afternoon, and taking nightly runs by flashlight up the icy mountain road. Returning home to New York in mid-winter and facing the bewilderment of moving on, Steele gathered an idiosyncratic band whose membership was dictated by deep personal trust rather than conventional concerns of instrumentation.
Location: Street: 252 Main Street City: Hamilton, Province: Montana Postal Code: 59840-2552 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)