New Hampshire Strong

On the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing some find the perfect words (and tune)



Searching for the words to respond to the tragedy of last year’s Boston Marathon was what added “Boston Strong” to the lexicon of resilience. And that phrase has inspired more than memorial T-shirts and stickers.

It certainly inspired songwriting duo Ernest Thompson and Joe Deleault. The two artists have worked together on a number of recordings as well as numerous musical pieces for movies produced by Thompson (whose Hollywood and NH credentials were cemented by his Academy Award-winning script for “On Golden Pond”). Thompson, too, was searching for the right words in the aftermath of the bombing and when he found them he brought them to Deleault to set to music. They wanted to tap into the overflow of goodwill that followed the tragedy by creating an anthem that would draw people together whenever it was performed, says Deleault.

They worked quickly and pulled together a talented team to cut the demo. With vocals by Cam Macmaster, guitar by Tim Theriault, Mike Rossi on bass, Scott Kinison on drums and Jim Prendergast on banjo, they recorded it at Prendergast’s Mill Pond Music Studio in Portsmouth. YouTube star Christian Wisecarver of Super Secret Project is onboard to help create a video version of the tune. The hope is that it will inspire other renditions and live on as a tribute to the unity of purpose that is most profoundly revealed by good people overcoming adversity.

Listen Now: A clip of the song is available here.

 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags

Calendar

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Popular Articles

  1. A walkable weekend in the town of Littleton
    Littleton is regularly praised as one of America’s best Main Streets, and we wondered if we...
  2. Holiday Decorating Ideas
    Deck the halls! Easy seasonal ideas for holiday decorations you can use in your home.
  3. The best new chef-owned restaurants
    Check out Cure in Portsmouth and DRAE in Derry, NH for a great dining experience.
  4. Guide to the best sledding hills in NH
    We have tips on finding the best hills, great sleds from the plastic to the high-tech, tubing...
  5. The Power of Platelets
    Platelet-rich plasma therapy can remedy tough-to-treat injuries
  6. Our favorite cafés in New Hampshire
    Coffee shops build communities with a warm welcome and a creative jolt. Here’s the “crema”...
  7. 2014 It List
    These influential Granite Staters represent the arts, philanthropy, business, the local food...
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags