The Departed’s ‘All Nighter’ a Touching Memorial for Micky and the Motorcars’ Bassist, Gus McCoy
We are digging the new music video for Cody Canada and the Departed's latest single, "All Nighter," which was filmed at Floore's Country Store in Helotes, Texas.
The video and song, both, are a who's who of the Texas / Red Dirt scene featuring Willy and Cody Braun (Reckless Kelly), Micky and Gary Braun (Micky and the Motorcars), and Muzzie Braun. The video also stars their families.
The song's writer, Cody Canada reveals what inspired the song to Texas Music TV:
Canada reflects on the development of "All Nighter," which was ignited by the tragic passing of Micky and the Motorcars' bassist, Mark "Gus" McCoy in 2012, "When Gus passed away, I felt as if I needed to write something for him. I felt so bad about that situation."
While serving as a memorial, "All Nighter" is also a celebration of family and friendship. "Muzzie and my wife, Shannon, had a conversation about raising good boys like he had. He told her, 'keep them close by your side,'" Canada recalls. "We spent many nights at the Braun house in Idaho playing songs, but I didn't notice until after I had already wrote and named the song that the wood-burning stove in their home was called The All Nighter," he continues.
"All Nighter" can be found on Cody Canada the Departed's 2015 release, HippieLovePunk.