I've been re-releasing a lot of old music lately. These are recordings from the 1980s and 90s that originally came out on cassette (the dominant media of the day) and were recorded primarily on four-track cassette machines like the Tascam Porta-One. You can find some at Bandcamp and SoundCloud.
Jesus The Refugee was chosen as one of three honorable mentions by this year's judges; Peter Rowan, Alice Gerrard, and Joe Newberry. I'm so happy to be recognized in a contest that honors the great Hazel Dickens, a mighty force in people's music, a singer and writer of some hard hitting songs.
"Walk in the Woods", the first recording from Orchard Creek Band is available on all streaming platforms as of January 15, 2021. Give a listen, tell your friends, call your local bluegrass radio shows and ask for it. Click here to listen on Spotify.
We've been working on this recording for some time now, getting the parts all assembled amidst the pandemic and it's almost ready to start streaming all over the world. In the meantime you can do us a big favor by pre-saving the recording on Spotify. This way you'll get to hear it as soon as it's released on January 15, 2021. Hopefully we'll be able to see you all in person this year.
As I share in the intro to this song I started writing this a long time ago and it has evolved over time although the basic structure of "Far Away" and "Here To Stay" has remained the same. We've recently worked it up in Orchard Creek Band and here's the first live performance from our recent livestream show.
I'm continuing my string of single releases, recording at home and putting out a new song monthly (or just about monthly) This time is my song "Jesus The Refugee" which will be available on all the streaming platforms on my birthday August 13th. You can see the video for the song right here.
I just put out a new single, actually a song that I've been working on for several decades. I first started writing the words after hearing a great story about Frederick Douglass who wen asked what could be done to make this a better world replied "Agitate!". For years I had the basic lyrics and would sometimes perform it as a rap, spoken word piece. A year or two ago I decided I wanted to make it into something I could play with acoustic instruments and that was the birth of the current recording. I'm…