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Write Now: Video Shows The Probables At Band’s Best

In an effort to keep in communication with their fan base during COVID-19, members of The Probables have a new video for the song “Ol’ Henry,” from the band’s current release, “This Time Around.”

According to John Streed, the band’s manager, the video was shot in mid June on Tim Price’s property on Davis Road, near Chautauqua.

“I grew up on that road and he gladly gave us permission (to shoot the video there). As you can see the weather was like, absolutely immaculate. It was basically right across the street from my childhood house,” Streed said.

The other location, Streed said, was at Randy Henderson’s property, Big Inlet Brewing Company in Mayville.

“It was shot in one day in two locations,” Streed noted.

In my opinion, if I had to describe the band without putting a label on it, I would say watch this video. It’s the band doing what it does best — performing.

The band plans on shooting another video in August near Lake Erie for the song “Ladybird,”

“It’s been very difficult for the band to be able to play, so we wanted to make the best of our time, and, and so we’ve been going up the video, the video route,” Streed noted.

And in the video, members practiced social distancing to adhere with COVID-19 standards. The video was not multi-camera, but rather a multi-shot, single-camera camera performance. The video, Streed said, was a challenge because of the logistics involved in getting the shots and synchronizing them to the music.

The Probables are Steve Johnson, lead singer/acoustic guitar; Matt Gronquist, accordion/fiddle/vocals; Adam McKillip, mandolin/vocals; Ryan Ecklund, bass; and Nick Campbell, drums.

In 2018, the band went through somewhat of a transformation — McKillip, Ecklund, and Campbell joined the band. The result was a musical balance still heard today. I don’t try to classify the band. Instead, I tell people The Probables play music that they would would want to hear.

The band’s music is available at its website theprobables.com. And upcoming shows, according to the website include Aug. 10 at the Belfast Town Park, Belfast, and Sept. 13 at the Pavilion at Pine Junction, Sherman.

If you get a chance to hear The Probables perform, take it. You will be glad you did.

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