Jethro Gaglione of Sierra Blanca
Jethro Gaglione is the front man and songwriter for the indie folk/rock project called Sierra Blanca. A guitarist since the age on ten, he has woven pieces of his life on the move into the songs he now writes. The son of missionaries, his love of music was fostered under tents in Mexico, playing for worship services in small villages, until he turned fourteen and moved with his family to El Paso, Texas. Jethro moved to Nashville about two and a half years ago after accepting a High School teaching job, and has grown an appreciation for the lively scene that Music City offers.
Nashville Offbeat sat down with Jethro to talk about Sierra Blanca's single "Paint The Road" (recently released with a video). He and is girlfriend drove from Nashville to El Paso, shooting the video along the way. It begins with Jethro playing guitar alone on a rooftop, and ends in Dave's Pawn Shop (which is known for having Pancho Villa's trigger finger), with family and friends singing along.
"I had a great time shooting the video and I think it's going to be something cool to have in the future and to show my grandkids. I got to put my family and friends in, and show where they are now. It's sort of a snap shot of where everyone is at this point in life. We're all in different places, but it's cool that we can all still hang out and feel like we never left our hometown."
Sierra Blanca is releasing a string of singles leading to the release of their EP, "Honorable Mention." The second - and most recent - single (released today!) is called "Book." Check it out on their Facebook page, and watch the video for "Paint The Road" below! Follow Sierra Blanca on Facebook and Instagram!
"When traveling, and being a songwriter and a musician, there's not really one day or a solid time that you feel validates what you're doing. It's a collection of honorable mentions in a sense. You meet people who say 'Hey! I like that you're doing! Keep on going.' And it's not a prize, and it doesn't financially give you anything, but it's validating and it encourages you to keep doing what you're doing." - Jethro on why the EP will be called "Honorable Mention."