Boston ska punk veterans Big D and the Kids Table are streaming a new song entitled “26-Miles of Glory” in tribute to all those impacted by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. Here’s what the band had to say about the track:
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.
We hope 26-Miles of Glory will give the city of Boston and all those who run Marathons all over the world strength and pride.
You can give “26-Miles of Glory” a listen below.
Big D and the Kids Table’s double album Stomp & Stroll came out last June through Strictly Rude Records. They have since released a documentary entitled Built Up From Nothing.