The "back story" or "why it took so long" 


It all began over 30 years ago with my friend Hans and I sitting in his tiny kitchen in Santa Barbara, singing the songs of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Bruce Cockburn and other great singers/songwriters of that era. Then over the years we would sit at some kitchen table SOMEWHERE on planet Earth from Stockholm to the Russian River, and each time we would joke about how we should record the collection of songs. Then kd lang beat us to the punch with Hymn's from the 49th parallel, and we knew we had to make our version.

We started recording and things went smoothly until I almost died. A ruptured appendix that the hospital missed sent me into diabetic keto-acidosis. Then they discovered I have deformed kidneys.... suffice it to say that after several surgeries, I had a steep and gnarly climb back into the saddle of my life. It took me a very very long time to recover, physically, cognitively, and financially.  Hence this recording is long past due.

I sincerely apologize to my fans and I want you to know that I hold you in such gratitude. THANK YOU for not forgetting me. in this world of constant sensory bombardment, THANK YOU for taking the time to really listen with your heart.

This is my personal favorite off the new recording... it stops time for me. It is a long exhale, or perhaps like floating in warm water. I hope you love it as much as I do!
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  1. St. Anns Gold

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