Kootenay & Co. is a multi-genre recording project based in the city of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. The man behind the music is guitarist and songwriter Jordan Kootenay. He debuted the project in early 2020 with three different mixes of the hardcore Metal track, “Northern Autopsy.” That song was as heavy as they come, with speed metal riffs, hard hitting double-kick drums and some serious shredding. When Jordan dropped his second single, casual listeners were likely expecting more of the same. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
“Far & Long Gone” is the latest single from Kootenay & Co, released on December 22, 2020. Coming from far at the opposite end of the musical spectrum, the track is a classic Country barstool lament. In the vein of Outlaw Country legends like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Kootenay picks and strums a tune of debauchery and regret. With just enough twang and lonesome country boy charm, he chronicles his real-life tale of lost love, substance abuse and eventual sobriety.
The track “Far & Long Gone” is based on personal experience, when I was in fact; struggling with Drug & Alcohol use. About a girl of course! I will leave it at that.Jordan Kootenay
Musically, “Far & Long Gone” is an excellent mix of traditional Country instrumentation and style. As a banjo plucks and acoustic guitars strum the chord progression, a fiddle and lap steel guitar adorn the edges of the mix. From the shuffle of the drums to the bounce of the bass, every player on the track nails a perfect old school Nashville vibe. On “Northern Autopsy,” Kootenay & Co. were ready for the mosh pit at the Whisky-a-Go-Go. In the case of “Far & Long Gone,” they are primed to take their show to the Grand Ole Opry.
Whichever version of Kootenay & Co. suits your needs, Jordan and his team have plenty more music on the way. Check out “Far & Long Gone,” below. You can also hear the track on the Deep Indie Dive playlist. Follow the links below to connect with the artist. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this talented and remarkably versatile musician.