It’s a deeply personal song from guitarist Mike Finders, which describes writing a love note using the implement described in the title. If you might be wondering how one would read a note pencilled in white, well that’s the theme of the story he tells.
They perform it in a low key, acoustic country style, with Aaron Youngberg laying down his banjo for the pedal steel.
In addition to Finders and Youngberg, FY5 consists of Erin Youngberg on bass, Rich Zimmerman on mandolin, and Ryan Drickey on fiddle.
Animation was provided by Kyle Ussery at Flat Nine Design in Boulder.
The Way These Things Go is available now on CD Baby as either a disc or a download.
This article was written by John Lawless and published on Bluegrass Today.
John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.