With all of its similarities to reggae, I have never been particularly drawn to country music. For some reason however, my infatuation with a beautiful young art student at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design inspired this little ditty. I had recently moved from Toronto to Halifax. She had eyes like a doe and I was smitten. I would stop by to visit her at her work place. I made her a mixed tape even though nobody had a tape deck anymore. But I just couldn’t figure out if she liked me in return. After she turned down my invitation to go on a dinner date I realized that I had to get over it. All my pining wasn’t worth it. It just wasn’t meant to be. Sigh.
Featuring reggae greats Chris Meredith on bass and Squidly Cole on drums, Jah D on organ, and Tomaz Jardim on guitar, “Get Over You” features a classic country boy acoustic guitar solo by my long time friend and band mate Tyson Spinney. Another lifetime friend, country crooner Doug Paisley offers his sweet backing vocals alongside his longtime sidekick Chuck Erlichman. My former classmate from audio engineering school Adam Balduc graces the track with his virtuosic mouth organ skills, plus if you listen closely you can hear the understated addition of Jono Grant on the “Jah harp” aka jaw harp, mouth harp, gewgaw, guimbard, khomus, Ozark harp, Jew's harp, Galician harp or murchunga, otherwise known as a “trump”! Ew.