Yesterday, Boston’s Big D and the Kids Table released a track on on Soundcloud commemorating first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. It’s an uplifting punk ballad laden with Boston references and positive reinforcement. The song kicks off with lead vocals from Doped Up Dolly Sirae Richardson.
Lead Singer David McWane shares the song’s backstory:
26-Miles of Glory began when Peter Payack, a Berklee Professor and marathoner who has run 12 Bostons, called his former student turned friend, David McWane saying – “We just have to do this song; the city needs it.” David agreed, wrote 26-Miles of Glory, locked up with local studio engineer Jay Mass at Get Away Recording and brought in ten talented musicians from his Boston band Big D and the Kids Table (2 marathoners).
The song’s tempo was crafted to have the perfect runner’s pace. The lyrics are spoken from the inner thoughts of a female and male while they are participating in the Boston Marathon. The lyrics also follow the route of the Boston Marathon and pay homage to those who lost their lives, the wounded, and those who helped Patriot’s Day 2013.
UPDATE April 21 10:15 AM: The Boston Globe has a bit more of the back story of the track. Interesting stuff.
More information about the track can be found here.