Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall will offer a glimpse inside the creative process of the making of their new album in a new full-length film, The Marfa Tapes, premiering Saturday, May 8 at 6 p.m. CT. The Marfa Tapes will be available to view for 24 hours on Lambert’s official Facebook page.
Directed by Spencer Peeples, the film features live performances set against the West Texas backdrop, candid interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage captured during the five-day album recording sessions in Marfa, Texas last November. Barely a dot on the map, the desolate location has been a songwriting haven for the trio for more than half a decade.
Recorded with just a pair of mics and an acoustic guitar, The Marfa Tapes provides an intimate, unadorned snapshot of a moment in time. The trio recorded much of the album outdoors, inviting the ambient sounds of the desert to seep into the mix.
While a couple of the tracks may already be familiar such as “Tin Man” and fan favorite “Tequila Does,” the vast majority have never been heard outside of Marfa.
The trio performed the latest sneak-peek track, “Geraldene,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday (4/28.)
The Marfa Tapes track list
01) In His Arms
02) I Don’t Like It
03) The Wind’s Just Gonna Blow
04) Am I Right Or Amarillo
06) Homegrown Tomatoes
07) Breaking A Heart
10) We’ll Always Have The Blues
11) Tin Man
12) Two-Step Down To Texas
14) Tequila Does
15) Amazing Grace (West Texas)