(songs of hope and courage)
This 7th CD brings strength and wisdom to many of life’s struggles. Everyday realities such as homelessness, climate change, death, mental illness and religion are approached and interpreted with optimism. Finding joys in relationships and love can make coping with the adversities we all face possible and is embraced in this CD. The use of partial capos and alternate tunings on guitars gives a big sound with little instrumentation. Also on the CD are two longtime favorites: “House Carpenter” and “Wayfaring Stranger”. Instruments include mandolin, mandola, banjo, high-strung guitar, piano, violins, cello and flute. Dave Groening joins by adding light percussion. This CD takes you on through real-life trip & promises to make you feel good. Produced by Bett Padgett and Dick Hodgin, Osceola Studios in Raleigh.