"If you’ve been reading about the music of Kootenay & Co. here on our pages through our posting on the single “Far & Long Gone,” or read our interview with this project’s main centerpiece Jordan Kootenay from earlier this year, then chances are you know just how hard he’s been working on getting this EP out there into the world. From sourcing the right talents to play along with him, to battling the million hurdles that the pandemic era threw into his way, to the many personal struggles he faced before he even recorded a single solitary note – by all accounts, to read the whole story & know it, is to know that it’s pretty much a miracle that Jordan is even still around after all he’s been through."
"While the world has been caught up for years in the flashy razzle dazzle of Modern Country – aka Pop music – you could point to a song such as “Far & Long Gone” as a bold reminder of what the genre is really all about. And that’s just the thing folks – the roots of this entire style of music have been largely tainted as of late, and it’s harder to find the genuine article when it comes to those out there that truly connect with the original design of the Country sound… All of the songs you’ll find coming out from this band dive deep into Jordan Kootenay’s story – he’s the central songwriter behind this whole project based out of Edmonton, Alberta, and these songs you’ll hear him posting are all based around his own highly personal real-life experiences."
SBS: "So here’s your opportunity to help set the record straight entirely in your own words, to help those out there that aren’t familiar with your music & what you do yet catch up. Where did it all start & what made you into the artist you are now? What inspired ya to make music…specifically as you can pinpoint it for us…what made it go from something you thought about doing, to something you NEEDED to do?"
The Static Dive: “Far & Long Gone” is the latest single from Kootenay & Co, released on December 22, 2020. Coming from far at the opposite end of the musical spectrum, the track is a classic Country barstool lament. In the vein of Outlaw Country legends like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, Kootenay picks and strums a tune of debauchery and regret. With just enough twang and lonesome country boy charm, he chronicles his real-life tale of lost love, substance abuse and eventual sobriety."