This CD was an effort to break down the barrier between composing and performing using what I had at hand: a Martin guitar, a pair of Neumann microphones, a small board, and a DAT machine. And my hands…So I wrote some solo guitar pieces, added a few covers, and played them live to tape, some many times!
It is all solo guitar with only one edit (where? I have forgotten…). I used to play most of this live when I was out gigging more.
Of particular note would be the first track “Or-A-Gun”. When I first moved to Portland, Oregon in 1978, this was my attempt to get folks to pronounce Oregon correctly when I went to other parts of the country — really! Who knew I’d be back 35 years later! Life.
Check out my slide playing on John Fahey’s tune “Boat Gwine Round De Bend” and on my own “Merriwether Lewis”
Oregon (Or a Gun)
In Christ There Is No East or West
Sir And Lady
The Barber of Seville
Holding Emma’s Hand
Steamboat Gwine ‘Round The Bend
The Highland Fade
If Wishes Were Fishes We’d All Be Castanets