Welcome to my new website.
The first song I’m posting here is “Long Way to Go”, from Delta Moon’s latest album, Babylon is Falling, released September 21.
I wanted to write a gospel-flavored song that would feature Franher Joseph’s rich deep voice in the backup vocal responses. “Long Way to Go” is a song about the will to keep going. Often the first line of a song is the last one I write, but this time it really was the first: "Let me lean on the light pole till I catch my breath." Certainly the song expresses how it feels sometimes making an album or traveling on the road for weeks or months at a time. But in a larger sense I wanted to say something about America's journey as a nation "dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." And in yet another sense, it's about hoping that we all still have a long way to go.
The thunderclap in the intro was a gift. We were recording backup vocals in Marlon Patton’s studio when the crash rolled in. The main recording room has large windows facing the back yard and some woods (Marlon used to keep chickens back there, until a predator got them), so the thunder recorded loud and clear on the mics. Everyone agreed it had to stay in. In fact, we were somewhat awed by it.
I plan to keep posting more music here, both Delta Moon’s and other songs of my own. I’ll also be writing regular posts in the blog. This is a brand new website, very simple, but I hope to build it into something. I hope you’ll stick with me on the journey.