James Eddy was plucked out of his hometown when he was only a child however by no means misplaced the grip on his Prince George roots.
Years in the past he ditched the fast-paced and impersonal big-city life he was dwelling in Vancouver and moved his household to P.G., the place he might relax in COVID self-isolation round a bonfire at his Jensen Highway property and get all the way down to writing the lyrics of his newest music, Up North Dwelling.
Eddy’s three-minute 21-second music is a catchy mix of hip-hop and rock. In it he celebrates the outside benefits that include making his residence in north central B.C. and his love for searching, fishing, boating, ridings sleds and time for household and buddies.
“The pandemic simply hit and I used to be sitting exterior the firepit, simply hanging out with the spouse, and she or he went inside and it simply began popping out of me, of how we’re dwelling up north in Prince George,” mentioned Eddy. “The place I reside, I’ve just a few musicians on the block and my buddy throughout the highway performs spoons and a man up the highway performs guitar so he laid some bass on it and it simply got here collectively.”
Eddy, 42, who has a day job as mining marketing consultant, places out music beneath the title, The Household Man. All his tracks for the music have been laid down in his basement recording studio – Nice North Sound Studio – and the phrases simply flowed out naturally.
“Ever since I used to be a little bit man raised by mother, I used to be capable of inform tales to the beat of drum. Prince George, B.C. represents the place I’m from;
“We begin a hearth, drop the tailgate, get able to journey. One step, two step back and forth, and we gained’t cease rockin’ until the whiskey’s gone, cuz these rednecks occasion until the break of daybreak.”
Eddy rounded up his pal at Dwayne’s Out of doors Productions to movie the video for Up North Dwelling and invited a few of his buddies to come back out to his home within the Beaverly subdivision that day. They introduced their GoPros, drones and muscle vehicles to burn some rubber and drink just a few brews, simply so as to add a little bit of redneck taste to the video. Derek and his mullet are featured prominently.
Eddy spent the primary year-and-a-half of his life in Prince George and was raised in Armstrong. He shifted to Vancouver to pursue a music profession and lived there for 12 years earlier than he made his means again to P.G.
“I moved to Vancouver and toured across the States after which I had twin boys and it was time to make a name, ‘are you going to rock-star it up or go increase twins,’ and I had a job alternative (with Peerless Engineering) and moved to Prince George,” he mentioned. “I got here again and located the place I belong once more. It’s in my blood.”
His mother received him into Willie Nelson and he blended these nation influences along with his love for hip hop and rock as grew to develop into an grownup musician. He calls it hick-hop.
“Music has been part of my life for 32 years,” mentioned Eddy. “My grandpa owned the primary automotive lot in Armstrong and once I was vacuuming and cleansing vehicles I began making poems and beats in my head and simply received good at placing poetry to a beat, principally. At the moment, it wasn’t widespread for a white man to be good at poetry and lay it down so I had plenty of obstacles arising however that received my roots going and it got here out in me naturally.”
“I’m talkin’ jacked-up, souped-up 4-by-4s that received big-block motors make plenty of noise. Yeah, out again no-flack good ol’ boys who received double-stack gun racks and plenty of toys.”
Eddy and his spouse Katherine and their now 14-year-old sons every have their very own snowmobiles and Up North Dwelling contains the high-pitched sound of a revving sled.
“That is for my folks dwelling up within the chilly, we’ll be huntin’ and fishin’ and having enjoyable within the snow;
“Hey-o Friars, seize your sled it’s time to go for a braaap, up north dwelling and we journey it like that. I’m up north dwelling the place the air is clear, the beer stays chilly, have a cheers with me.”
Katherine will get just a few seconds of display screen time within the video, giving her hubby a peck on the cheek whereas they sit of their automotive. She hoped he would edit that half out, however he wasn’t shopping for it.
“And let’s not overlook the women, the women that hold us heat on these chilly chilly nights, gotta climate the storm;
“To the folks up north who’ll be dwelling it up, with an outdated pair of skates, hockey stick and a puck, yeah I’m speaking ‘bout the very best rattling nation it’s true, ‘cuz nobody does it like Canadians do.”
The video for Up North Dwelling is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/Eddy1740. Eddy launched it two weeks in the past and already approaching 18,000 hits. He’s in talks with distribution firms to attempt to push it to the main platforms – Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
“I’d wish to get it on some native (radio) stations simply because it pertains to up right here,” he mentioned.