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Tracking: Last Horse Standing - "Get It Wrong"

Fort St. John band set to release new record July 15

You gotta feel for the man at the heart of Get It Wrong, the new single released Friday by Fort St. John’s Last Horse Standing.

All he wants to do is fix his engine, raise his kids on the right path, and believe that God is good.

But sometimes it all goes wrong; the engine catches fire, the kids get raised by a heavy hand, and we condemn others for not living a righteous life.

“I spent a lot of tears to turn this life into this song, a cautionary tale of how to get it wrong,” sings Joseph Te Bulte in one of the track’s choruses. “Some people like to get it right… Some people always get it right… but I like to get it wrong.”

Te Bulte is backed by Simon Andrews on bass, electric guitar, trumpet and background vocals, and Luke Warriner on drums. Aaron Marchuck lends his talents on a Fender Rhodes and Nordhiemer upright piano, which the band says is more than 100 years old, and helps root the song's breezy northern country-folk sound.

The name of the track also lends itself to the title of the band’s new record, Get It Wrong, set for release this summer on July 15.

“It’s very exciting. We’ve got everything from a kitchen recording of a stand-up bass and Dobros, to studio rock songs with horns, and then we’ve got the honky tonk piano with the throwback to the soul era,” says Te Bulte.

“We’re just hoping that people will like the material. I know we’re proud of it and we like the songs. There’s some we were unsure about but I’m interested to see how the audience will connect.”

You can catch Last Horse Standing live on April 1 at the Lido as part of the Lido’s 15-year birthday bash. Rose Prairie Romance will also be performing.

The band is also slated to perform at this year’s Peace Valley Folk Fest in Hudson’s Hope on July 15, its CD release day.

Listeners can also check out the band’s music video for Choppin’ Wood, released last December, and film and produced by Fort St. John cinematographer Leanne Bausman.

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