December 4th, 2013 ◭ 0 Comments
In summer 2013 armed with a GoPro camera, gas money from Oregon State Parks and a small stipend from Oregon Film, Slater Smith of the Portland band The Weather Machine not only visited all 185 state parks in Oregon, in each park, he filmed himself singing the smooth, word-wise and catchy state-themed classic, “Back O’er Oregon”.
Braving, wind, rain, sandstorms, and the occasional weirdo, Slater, over 2 solid months of travel, slowly marked all 185 state parks off his list, culminating with the daunting Government Island State Park which was accessible only by boat… The resulting music video, gruelingly edited by Mimi Bergen, not only a testament to the promise of this young songwriter but also a reminder of the sheer rustic beauty of Oregon.
Watch the video here via SoulPancake here.
To see breakdown of state parks in order of appearance, go here: weathermachine.com/overoregon
Get the digital single here.
Special thanks to:
Oregon Film, Oregon State Parks, Breedlove Guitars, Kiwanda Sound, Tender Loving Empire, GoPro Cameras, & SoulPancake.