A young guy on a train meets a girl, falls in love, then he has to get off the train at his destination while she continued on. Yeah, it was me. Hope you enjoy the song. I started writing it on the return trip on whatever scraps of paper I could find.
The railroad photographs are from a book entitled Mother Lode Shortline by Ted Benson and were taken by the author and Karl R. Koenig. Used by permission.
They just don’t make rivers like they used to. We have to protect the ones we have left. I’ve never seen anyone make a river, but I’ve witnessed a river destroyed by voters misled by a deceptive campaign.
The images in this video came from Christian Kallen’s wonderful documentary “Last River Lost” about the struggle to try to save the Stanislaus River. You can see a preview for that video here:
I wrote this song a long time ago, but we recorded it for the first time on January 17, 2009. My sister Betty added some wonderful harmony that made the song new again for me. On February 23, 2011 I finally finished this song — some 35 years after starting it. This video contains only the beginning of the song. Now that I know how the rest goes, I need to do a new recording.
Another tune with Ted’s awesome uilleann pipes. Uilleann is pronounced “ellen.” This was recorded in 2012.
This is a tune that I wrote especially for this collaboration. As Stan and I have done collaborations before we thought it would be fun to do another one using an originally written tune.
Nine musicians across eight countries, it’s done at last! Our very first open collaboration, it’s been such fun throughout the whole process! Merci à tous, Gracias, Dank je wel, Terima Kasih and Thank You!
(Sherly Chan from Malaysia masterfully created and organized this video compilation.)
Pipurrcat from U.S.
Zvehee from France
My cover of a great song written by my YouTube friends Andy Davis and Ron Voelker from Rattlesnake Valley Publishing. This is one of their lesser known beauties. They are awesome songwriters and you can find more of their tunes at: MrRiblet
Another cross country jam with my friend Randy Shartiger and me jamming on Bob Dylan’s tune “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright.” Lots of fun on this one and maybe things almost went as we planned them this time.