10.28.20 - THE HOUSE BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD
What you need is another COVID virtual music performance ;) But this one is different. This is a song I wrote and recorded a few years ago but never really released. It's based on a poem called "The House By The Side Of The Road" (Sam Walter Foss) and the idea is that while some people prefer to live quiet lives off the beaten path, the writer chooses to build his house by the road where he can watch people come and go, befriend them and serve.
Around the time I wrote the music, I was invited to go to Honduras to film interviews with people who had received micro loans from an organization called Mentors International
10.7.20 - ONE MORE FOR PAT.
This is our final performance with the great Pat Campbell before his passing on Oct. 5, 2020. It's a video we made to be shown on the last day of my daughter's elementary school in May (instead of a live performance which we normally do during non-COVID times). Pat liked the idea of letting the students and faculty take the vocals and was happy to join in. There's also an interesting side note to this song involving Pat: In 1991, my friend Rex Griffiths and I saw Pat's ska band "Swim Herschel Swim" play at a music festival and we were so blown away that we went home and tried to write our own ska song. We called it "You Wear Flowers" and it ended up kick starting everything for us. We didn't know Pat at the time, but years later he would become our drummer and it was no surprise that the guy who helped inspire this song played it better than anyone.
2020 CHRISTMAS CONCERTS CANCELLED
Due to continued COVID restrictions, we have canceled this year's Christmas concerts at the Rose Wagner Theater. Salt Lake County venues are required to restrict venues to 15% capacity for performances, which makes our shows untenable. However, we are currently looking into (and quite curious about!) possibilities for doing a Christmas concert virtually. Stay tuned for details!
4.29.20 - JERUSALEM (HOME SYMPHONY VERSION)
This includes many of the principal string players we have used through the years all in one "place". They represent different time periods, different albums, and different phases of our live show. Some of them started when they were too young to drive, so their parents had to bring them to our gigs. I have a love for all of them and am amazed we got them all to do this. Thinking about naming them The Big Parade Pandemic Symphony. (Apologies to those we couldn't contact.)