The Painted Horses

Santa Cruz folk trio The Painted Horses grabbed our attention with their lovely 2015 debut LP, Ponderosa Pines. Today, we’re excited to share with you a new live video for “I Wanna Tell Ya” off the same album. The video is the first of Gadgetbox’s “One Night Stand” series: each month is offering up a free 24 hours of studio time to a filmmaker and artist to record a video. Here are the details:

Beginning in January 2016, Gadgetbox Studios is proud to present the One Night Stand live music video series.

The goal of the showcase is to pair budding local filmmakers and cinematographers with some of the area’s finest songwriters and bands to help produce a music single and accompanying music video in a 24 hour period- all at no charge to the artists.

Each month, over the course of one day, musicians, cinematographers, directors and recording engineers will come together to record and film both a song and video for the artist featured each month. Bands and songwriters get the opportunity to record in the studio with world class gear, professional engineers, and driven filmmakers to develop their song and story. Directors and cinematographers get a chance to work with some of the area’s top artists and develop their vision for how great music should look. Music fans will be able to visit the entire One Night Stand catalog online and connect with their favorite local acts to discover new, emerging talent.

And yes – all 100% free.

For the first edition of the series, director Andy Zenczak created a shadowy scene for The Painted Horses, who were both darker and louder than I expected them to be. It’s a welcome jolt from their often sunny vibes. Check it out below, and see them perform if you’re up in Napa for a special Valentine’s weekend at Ca’ Momi.