Retired firefighter, Lou Lamothe, starts writing music, releases gut wrenching music video! / by Al Liptak

Lou Lamothe watches from park bench in the music video for "I Love Old Whiskey Bottles"

Lou Lamothe watches from park bench in the music video for "I Love Old Whiskey Bottles"

Lou Lamothe (seen above) has been keeping himself busy since retiring from years of firefighting. He has picked up his old acoustic guitar and started writing country music like it was meant to be played. Songs about his love, his son, and of course drinking whiskey, all sang from the heart.

Lou came to us at Kirby Productions after a struggle to get his first music video done for the song "I Love Old Whiskey Bottles." We could see how excited Lou was about this song and wanted to make the perfect video for him. After a few times thru the song, Al and Kim (of Kirby Productions), wrote up a treatment that took the song to a whole new level!

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"I Love Old Whiskey Bottles" is a song about a man who finds comfort in, you guessed it, old whiskey bottles. Most likely, what's inside those bottles as well. The song lyrics, "keep my mind on drinking and forget about you..." gives the feeling that the man misses someone... His wife we thought... No! His Dog!

Lou loved the new concept, a lonely man goes thru the day missing his "Good Ole Boy" Whiskey and finds his comfort in old whiskey bottles!

After creating the shot lists and storyboards we were able to start shooting. The fine people over at The Southwick Inn allowed us to use their upstairs bar area to shoot all the bar scenes. With a little help from some friends and family as extras, we all had a good time drinking down shots of watered down cola ha!

We finished up the shoot over 2 more days. One day was for the in house shots and the next for the Exterior shots. Special thanks to Johnathan Jerusik and Eric Paquette for their small roles as bicyclist and jogger! Also a very special thanks to Kimberly Hatch and her dog Buster Brown. 

When all was said and done, Lou couldn't have been more pleased with the final product and that makes us here at Kirby Productions one happy video production team!

Find out more about Lou Lamothe by visiting www.doublelcountry.com

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