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in memoriam.


curious with youthful whimsy, august in the applegate
followed nature's invitation, lofty wonders there await


flippant words all spoken sharply, fire burns the river rogue
passing hands slide over branches, little hands not taking hold
falling down

david drops like a stone. couldn’t you spare this one?
breathe precious life onto his mortal frame!
rain down your glorious mercy on him!

farewell david, dearest man
in the memoirs he wrote, you’re my father’s best friend
a black and white plate of a boy and his mate
and your mother's kind touch on your head

farewell david, blood and kin
the years in between have brought other fine men
it’s audacious to say, but if we met today
we’d be carrying on like old friends
ooh, carrying on like old friends

once there was a young man fallen, careless from a bough
your kindly mother raised him gently, we all pine for him now...


released January 15, 2016
vocals by b. miller
music, lyrics, instruments and vocals by c. price

recorded by Steve Hunter at Vibe Control Studio in Corvallis, Oregon
additional recording, mixing and mastering by Matt Thomson at Ivy League Studio in Portland, Oregon.



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scrub jays Corvallis, Oregon

Songs inspired by the many various traditions of american music, blending regional influences in a mash-up of familiar styles that captures the songwriter's own experiences living in beautiful Cascadia - and beyond.

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