singer Blunt films video around Tetons

By Jim Stanford on August 28, 2013

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On the heels of John Mayer, Band of Horses and this French guy comes the latest artist to film a music video in Jackson Hole.

James Blunt, the English singer and guitarist, shot the video for “Bonfire Heart,” the single from his forthcoming album, while riding his motorcycle through the valleys on both sides of the Tetons earlier this month. A host of locals, including a sheriff’s deputy, make cameos, and the video culminates with a celebration at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson.

The 39-year-old crooner originally sought to film at the Cowboy Bar and approached the town about closing North Cache for several hours on a Saturday evening, but that idea was greeted coolly. Fortunately, he settled on the ‘Coach.

Blunt’s new album, Moon Landing, is due out in the U.S. in early November.


Posted under Art, Entertainment, Music

6 Comments so far

  1. Dad August 29, 2013 4:17 pm

    Glad it was filmed here. That’s cool. BUT, a disappointing video. The background images don’t exactly shine and thematically it falls short, IMO. Did any local crews work on this gig?

  2. Storms Reback September 1, 2013 7:08 am

    Does Wyoming have a helmet law?

  3. Jim Stanford September 1, 2013 1:07 pm

    Hell no.

  4. Jay September 5, 2013 10:32 am

    Nice to see Slade Ross get a sweet cameo.

  5. paul p September 5, 2013 8:40 pm

    They teach acting at the FBI Academy?

    Sweet Jesus. What a feather in the cap. Nicely done.

    Blunt should have ditched the FILM camera and focused on a more intimate interaction with people and place as he did at the wedding. Additionally, the cell phone camera makes it dated instead of timeless.

    Cool links:

    Print Interview:


    Audio interview about new song – about 6 min in.

  6. Rachel September 9, 2013 12:27 pm

    I am sorry but watching this caused me physical pain. It was so staged and it just didn’t work for me. Hopefully some locals made some money playing “themselves” at the stagecoach.

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