New Song Long Time Gone
My first ever festival experience was the New Song Festival back in 2003. It's a festival for new song writers, held over near Harper's Ferry WV. It was quite an experience, being face to face with some pretty significant talent and unknowns who every day manage to put themselves through an artistic struggle.
I was also fortunate because Darrell SCott, Tim O'Brien, and Vance Gilbert all did workshops so my brain and my ears got a real workout.
New Song was my first immersion into the acoustic world during which I thought, "I need to do something with this."
I haven't been able to get back to New Song. I went with a friend who now also appears to be a long time gone, probably just as well.
Anyway, this is one of my fave songs. The recording he did with Tim is a great version of this tune, but as you can see, Darrell holds up just fine on his own. I hope you'll take the opportunity to hear him if you get a chance.
Meanwhile, enjoy. My day is a long time gone and it's time I got some rest.