We launched my new CD at the State Room in Salt Lake City this past Saturday to a nearly full house of around 250 friendly people. The first half of the show included the screening of a short film Taki Telonidis and I produced for the Western Folklife Center, "Why the Cowboy Sings," The stage then went to some wonderful stories from the ranch told by my beloved, Teresa Jordan. She even recounted a story from her amazing blog, A Year of Living Virtuously, Weekends Off
I also had a chance to sing a couple of ancient cowboy songs and Flavia Cerviño-Wood played a violin solo that brought back some spirits.
The second half of the show brought most of the musicians from the album on stage including Phillip Bimstein, Charlotte Bell, Harold Carr, Kate MacLeod, Flavia again, Anke Summerhill, Rex Flinner and Cathy Foy. By the end of the concert we all had such a feeling of unity with the audience. It was a great thrill to have all these people along with the musicians to launch my music out to sea. Where this little silver disk will drift none of us knows. If you see it along the way, give it a shove in a good direction. -- Hal