“Keep Your Distance”
Over the roughly thirty-six years since the first time walking on stage at “The Cradle” to open for Southern Culture on the Skids in 1984, until their most recent show there last December, the Cat’s Cradle has been and remains the one venue that feels like “coming home” to the guys in The Connells. It bears noting that some of the current members have an even longer history with The Cradle, either playing with or running sound for other bands including The Pressure Boys and Light In August, going as far back as 1981.
Beyond the impact that Frank Heath and The Cradle have had on so many bands and on the broader music scene, he has volunteered the club as a platform to benefit many worthy causes such as Be Loud Sophie.
The minor contribution of The Connells to this project and to this cause is an opportunity to honor and acknowledge an enormous debt of gratitude for the good fortune to know Frank and all the folks associated with The Cradle and to have been given the chance to play so many shows there.
All of the band have been big fans of Richard Thompson’s songwriting and lyricism for years, so when David suggested Keep Your Distance, it was a no-brainer for us. It was a blast to record, and the lyrics work on a level that speaks brilliantly to the current situation.