This was my only major label cut (so far). Kathy heard the song in Feb. 1992, performed by Josh Joffen as part of the Fast Folk 10th Anniversary show at the Bottom Line.
I met Freyda Epstein at the Folk Alliance conference in Chicago, 1990. I gave her my New Hope CD; this song was the first track. I opened for Freyda's trio once at a concert in eastern Pennsylvania. I think Midnight at Cabell Hall is a great album, originally released on Red House Records, now on the Compass label. Bob Vasile sings lead, with Ralph Gordon on bass, Freyda on violin and harmonies.
Ynana Rose lives in San Luis Obispo. She recorded "Golden" on her debut album, released in 2014 (I sang low harmony on the track, recorded by Damon Castillo). https://youtu.be/OcHABVSDbI8
Greg Trafidlo & Laura Pole were married at the time they recorded my song Oat Bran Muffins. It was the first song of mine to be recorded by another act. Most recently, they performed in a trio called Trifolkal, with Neal Phillips (vocal & bass). In this video, Trifolkal performs "Oat Bran Muffins" at Lotus Healing in Roanoke, VA on September 27, 2014.
I wrote "Broken Branches" with David Mallett, the Maine native folksinger best known for the "Garden Song". I met Sheri Lynn in the late '90s when we were both members of the First UU Church in Nashville TN. She recorded two of my songs for her debut album,
Lanny and I were set up on a writing date by our mutual publisher, Harlan Howard Songs. Here for the Runnin' was Lanny's idea, which we fleshed out in a session at BMI Music in Nashville. Lanny has recorded several albums of children's music, and this one was intended for slightly older kids.
Karen Mal accompanied me on mandolin for a show or two, then we met in Takoma Park MD to write this one in 2003.
This one is about Ynana's grandmother. We co-wrote it in 2016. She recorded it on her second album.
I love the scratchy record sounds, the duet vocals, the full band kicking in right after the first verse. I met these guys in Nashville in the late 90s.
Anne was the first artist to record "Record Time" a.k.a. "33, 45, 78". This 1991 session was at the studio owned by Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, and that's Garry on the bass here. https://youtu.be/eqDes5Pkaq4
Bliss Hippy is Richard and Maureen Hall, a folk duo based in the Missouri Ozarks. They recorded my song on their 1994 album, Sidiosynchrasies and Hallucinations.
I helped Max with the lyric of his song, released in 2020. Max has played often on the Songwriters at Play showcases I host.