When We Embraced & There's Only One Name

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Micah P Hinson

„Alright, the bathroom likes us“, Micah says after he and banjo-player Nick Phelps finished their double feature of “When We Embraced” and “There’s Only One Name” and received some applause out of the bathroom. Micah called us two hours earlier to invite us to his hotel room for the video shoot, because the weather conditions were once more too bad to go outside. So we gather in the narrow Holiday Inn room with Micah and Nick taking their place in front of the window, Micah’s wife sitting on the bed and most of us hiding in the bathroom. Micah’s deep, strong voice not only fills the hotel room; for the second part of the session he turns around, opens the window and sings “Abilene” out into the heavy rain shower. Abilene/Texas is the hometown of his youth, the place where Micah went through some hard times in his life (including drug dependency due, bankruptcy and homelessness), where he started playing guitar and writing songs. Due to the heavy rain there are hardly any people on the street who could listen to the music coming out of the 3rd-floor-window. At least the bathroom applauds again.


  • Posted: February 8, 2009
  • Camera: Michael Luger
  • Sound Recording: Matthias Leihs
  • Post-Production: Simon Brugner
  • Photography: Simon Brugner