Video Premier: The Miners Celebrate And Lament A Child Heading Off To College In “Leaving For Ohio”

Philadelphia-based Alt Country band The Miners released their full-length album, Megunticook in 2021, named for the lake in Maine that band leader Keith Marlowe has visited since he was a child. The ten songs on the album focus on delivering an “authentic take on life experiences” and feature tight vocal harmonies, guitars and the pedal steel. The album was named one of the top albums of 2021 by American Roots UK and is receiving national and international airplay including regular rotation on WXPN‘s Americana Music Hour

Today, we’re delighted to premier the video for “Leaving For Ohio”, one of the tracks from Megunticook. The track highlights a key life-changing moment so relatable for young people and parents alike, the exciting but heart-breaking moment when a child leaves home to go to college for the first time.

Keith Marlowe shares about the track and video:

“Leaving for Ohio” is about my eldest daughter going off to college at College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. The song invokes feelings nearly every parent feels when their eldest child leaves home for college; sadness, pride, concern and recollection. My daughter and wife (along with me) make appearances in the video, which depicts my daughter leaving our house and driving off to school.  We tried to make the video capture the essence of the lyrics but we threw a few kitschy clips in there to lighten the mood.

Megunticook is available on vinyl (including limited edition red), CD and digitally. Vinyl and CD can be purchased through the band’s Bandcamp page or on Discogs. The Miners’ next show is at The Royal in Glenside, PA on October 22nd, 2022.

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