In recording her latest single for the 'Far Side Banks of Jordan', Larissa Tormey has joined an illustrious roll-call of artists who have brought Terry Smith's song to the world. By finding within 'Far Side Banks of Jordan' a sense of comfort, hope, and faith in love's everlasting connection to those we've lost but believe we'll one day hold again, Larissa now finds herself in the company of country music luminaries such as the great Johnny Cash, and Alison Krauss, as well as the Statler Brothers.
'Far Side Banks of Jordan' may be more well-known than the man who penned it, but there's no doubting Smith's pedigree as a country music songwriter, having also had titles cut by Roy Acuff ('I Can't Find A Train'), the Oak Ridge Boys ('Lord, I've Been Ready For Years'), Kitty Wells ('It Doesn't Say'), and Chris LeDoux ('Ten Seconds In The Saddle').
For Larissa, 'Far Side Banks of Jordan' is a song with a deep personal meaning, reminding her as it does of her late mother, one of her heroes in life. At this time of the year, when our lost loved ones are very much on our minds, Larissa wanted to offer a way to remember that also allows her - and the listener - to feel and share a sense of joy and promise that overcomes any sadness, becoming instead a celebration of life, and of love.
And what better song to perfectly deliver that message than 'Far Side Banks of Jordan.'