Can you remember what you were doing in 1994? I would have been ten years old, so I was probably watching Sharky & George while playing Scalectrix, however over in the Pacific Northwest of the United States Richmond Fontaine were just starting out on a career that would see them release some of the most loved and critically-acclaimed Folk/Americana albums of the past two decades.

Now ten albums in, the band continue to go from strength to strength. Front-man and chief songwriter Willy Vlautin now also has three novels to his name and the bands latest record, The High Country, takes his knack for writing downbeat and compelling characters  and turns it into one of GFP’s favourite records of the year.

We were lucky enough to meet up with Willy on the bands latest UK tour, and he and Amy Boone sat down to perform this wonderfully delicate version of Let Me Dream Of The High Country exclusively for GoldFlakePaint.

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