This is a song I wrote about my great grandmother. She used to run a still up in the north woods of Idaho, in the Priest Lake area. I learned this bit of family history when I was a teenager and that image stuck with me and this is the song that it fermented.
Lots of time at home now and thinking about all those troubles we are trying to leave behind.
So, we entered the 2020 NPR tiny desk contest. Here is our entry video, wish us luck.
Glenn took the spark of an idea I had for a song and wrote “Handful of Stars”. It was inspired by a lovely handmade card given to me for Christmas a few years ago. He created a beautiful song that makes me happy every time I sing it. A song about the gift of children.
This is a song Glenn wrote. Thanks to Julie for filming this at the Make Music Day in Old Lyme, CT. This song is based on my Grandma Grace’s husband Sam Beyers. Family legend has it that he died when his steam boat exploded. He was delivering the mail to the hunting and logging camps on the upper and lower Priest Lakes of Northern Idaho.
To my family who might be listening, I changed Grandma Grace’s name to Rebeca; Grace just didn’t sing quite right. 🙂
“All I Know” … a brand new song! Glenn wrote it while we were up in Maine staying at a cottage on Lake Androscoggin. We filmed it it on the porch.
We had such fun performing in Maine! We played at the Cary Memorial Library in Wayne and at the Coffee House at the Belgrade Lakes Union Church. We may do a mini tour of Down East Maine next summer, with definite return visits to the Wayne library and the Union Church Coffee House. So sweet to connect with the Maine music community.
I love gathering with friends and family during holidays. As my kids have grown into adults and moved off to pursue their own lives I don’t get to see them as much as I’d like, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Soooo, I wrote this song:
Wishing we can all be with our loved ones during these holidays.
Have a Great Christmas and Happy New Year from Liz and me at Gilead Road.