When making his most recent album Objects in the Mirror, produced by singer-songwriter Will Hoge, Stephen Kellogg set out to make a record that sounded like the music he grew up loving.
"High Highs, Low Lows" is a reflective tune about life's peaks and valleys that would sound at home alongside the FM hits of Bob Seger and Tom Petty.
Kellogg says the video, which Wide Open Country is premiering today, is a mix of candid moments from the road and scripted clips.
"We shot this video on tour in the three days after Christmas. It was rainy and freezing cold for most of it, but I just kept reminding myself how incredibly fortunate I was to have an opportunity to add a visual layer of meaning to the song," Kellogg tells Wide Open Country. "The highs of getting to make a music video for a tune that means a lot to you, and the lows of doing it on no sleep in wintry temperatures. Peter Harding (the director) and I would get up, talk about what the song meant, and try different things. Sometimes he would just film. The video itself is a blend of both candid and a few staged moments as well, my favorite of which is me running down a street in my hometown. I was laughing so hard considering what my neighbors would think if they saw me with my guitar, running in the rain, being chased by my own van as I turned around to flip the driver off..."
March 20 --- Cleveland, Ohio -- Music Box Supper Club
March 21 --- Ann Arbor, Mich. -- The Ark
March 22 -- Chicago, Ill. -- Lincoln Hall
March 23 -- St. Paul, Minn. -- Turf Club
March 25 -- The Bartlett -- Spokane, WA
March 26 -- Seattle, Wash. -- The Triple Door
March 27 -- Portland, Ore. -- Wonder Ballroom
March 28 -- San Francisco, Calif. -- Swedish American Music Hall
March 29 -- Los Angeles, Calif. -- Bootleg Theater
April 6 -- Denver, Colo. -- Bluebird Theater
April 9 -- Dallas, Texas -- Sons of Hermann Hall
April 10 -- Austin, Texas -- 3Ten
April 12 -- The Basement -- Nashville, TN
April 13 -- Red Clay Music Foundry -- Atlanta, GA
April 14 -- NPR Mountain Stage -- Charleston, WV
April 16 -- Radio Radio -- Indianapolis, IN
April 17 -- The Soundry -- Baltimore, MD
April 18 -- Vienna, Va. -- Barns at Wolf Trap
April 19 -- Cambridge, Mass. -- The Sinclair^
April 20 -- Jersey City, N.J. -- White Eagle Music Hall^
For a full list of tour dates, visit here.