I went to Alaska cruise several times and one day, I sat in the library and looked out the ocean from the window. It was such a thrilling moment and I created this music with my little laptop computer. I tried to describe the massive and spiritual scenery of Alaska and its vanity as well. Its "Gold Mining" starting in 1870, which was mainly all about fantasy and led so many people to tragedy, was expressed in this music.
An old Ralph Stanley spiritual. [more inside]
A ragtime arrangement of one of the most ear-wormy, riffiest songs I know. [more inside]
I was fooling around with a dropped "D" and found this little thing there. Ended up writing some kind of lyrics and sang a little bit. Enjoy!
I've always loved this spiritual, and I loved recording it as well. It was a balmy evening in New York, and as I was singing, I felt as much in the center of the world as far far away....