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Old Salt Union, ‘You Can Call Me Al’ Music Video [Exclusive Premiere]

Old Salt Union‘s newest music video might just be one of the silliest, most nostalgic music videos on the web. The bluegrass-y band is premiering the video for their take on Paul Simon’s 1980s classic “You Can Call Me Al” exclusively for readers of The Boot; press play above to watch.

Dressed in their ’80s-inspired finest, Old Salt Union’s Rob Kindle, Ryan Murphey, Jesse Farrar, Justin Wallace and John Brighton opted to recreate Simon’s now-classic “You Can Call Me Al” music video to go along with their cover; the original clip stars Simon and actor / comedian Chevy Chase. As in Simon’s “You Can Call Me Al” video, the Old Salt Union members are seated in chairs next to each other, and make frequent departures from the frame to introduce new players … instead of, you know, just having one of them come back each time.

Based in Belleville, Ill., Old Salt Union offer in their music an updated take on classic bluegrass — it’s, as they call it, “newgrass” — with plenty of Americana influence. The band formed in 2012 and has since performed at a number of prominent music festivals, including Stagecoach, Bluegrass Underground and LouFest. Earlier this year, Old Salt Union signed with Nashville’s Compass Records; they released their first album with the label, a self-titled project, in August.

Old Salt Union, the band’s newest album, contains their cover of “You Can Call Me Al;” it’s available for purchase via the band’s official store. Fans can visit to learn more about the group and their upcoming shows; they began a lengthy tour, which will keep them on the road until late October, earlier this month.

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