Recorded 2-4-2009 in NFDL studio. This is one of Cliff Eberhardt's best songs that he performs. Another song of his called The Long Road I will attempt to record sometime soon. That also has a beautiful and somewhat haunting beauty.
This is a Steve Kilbey song. (check out his blog, it's wild and rambling poetry(stevekilbeyblog.blogspot.com). This was recorded in the NFDL Studio 2-4-09, a sunny but very cold winter day, taking a break from job searching.
This was called a corny country song by Uncle Charlie, but I think it's good. It's written from the perspective of a religious person, a person who is dedicated to his life partner through thick and thin. This is one of the best songs I have written. It was also performed live in Fond du Lac at Thanksgiving. I wish Charlie could have heard the final product. I can just hear him saying, "Not too bad Jeffrey, not too bad at all!"
Another Patty Griffin song. Played live at Immanuel Trinity Thankisgiving 2008.
This is a James Taylor classic, performed November 2008.
This is a song about freedom.
This is another song from Richard Shindell and I hope I have done it justice in my chording ways.
When I play this song I think of the soldiers in Iraq and also of my great grandfather who was a body guard for General Sherman.
I played this song live at Immanuel Trinity at their Thanksgiving dinner in 2008. It was officially my first guitar gig.
I first heard this song from the outstanding Patty Griffin. She sang the song on Ellen last year, and that is available on www.youtube.com for those of you who are curious. I played this song in church as prelude music because it doesn't have the word God in it. People gave me compliments on the song. This is a live recording at the Thanksgiving feast at the church in 2008.
This is a song written by three people(Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus and Gloria Caldwell) for the late great singer Nina Simone. I remember my parents listening to Nina Simone when I was three or four years old. It's an honor to do this song. The song has also been recorded by Elvis Costello, Eric Burdon and Yusuf Islam. I hope I capture some of the beautiful, soulful sound of Simone when I perform this song. I hope you like it.
What an optimistic song this is!
What fun and thanks again to Yusuf for the inspiration