|Additional vocals- XeLa, Kate Kooser|
Harmonica- David Krauss
Additional photography- Darrell Branch
Father, Annie Miano, Matt Harmon, Louis, everyone who supported the
Kickstarter campaign and helped make this record a reality
"Please don't lose your love for music it is a heritage from your family"
In Loviing Memory
The Indians knew enough to leave the land alone, but the settlers
took it apart. After all those thousands of years, the glaciers finally
melted away, and wind blew the dust off its melting surface, filling
the prairies forty feet thick with loess. Buffalo roamed over it,
occasionally chased by the Natives, but for most of the time left alone
to fertilize the grasslands behind them as they grazed on the
grasslands in front of them. It was a good arrangement, everybody won.
The Indians won by being able to eat protein and wear fur. The buffalo
herds got bigger despite their predation by other animals and men, and
the grass told the whole story, because its roots kept the soil
together instead of letting it blow away. It was intact when the
settlers got here.
These songs that Charlie sings,
they are like a tracing in that loess through a little bit of that long
time. There’s three or four hundred years’ worth of songs here, the
youngest of them is now a middle aged song, still youthful in its
current usefulness. Charlie’s the guy whose faith in his fellows makes
all those open mics a viable thing in Cleveland, but he is himself also
a bard. He is a carrier of four hundred years’ worth of music, some of
it his own and some more of it borrowed and bestowed, listened to and
heard. Charlie is bigger than his own day because he sees beyond it in
both directions. He maintains the touchstones of the past, wisdom
sorely needed now, and he builds into a future he can’t yet see and may
never get to. Still, he’s walkin’, he ain’t crawlin’.
- Sylvie- Ledbelly
Pastures of Plenty- Woody Guthrie
Roxanne- Charlie Mosbrook
The Water is Wide- Trad.
Black Muddy River- J Garcia, R. Hunter
Freight Train- Elizabeth Cotton
Love In Vain- Robert Johnson
The Times They Are a Changin'- Bob Dylan
Shady Grove- Trad
Hobos Lullaby- Goebel Reeves
Swing Low Swing Chariot- Trad.
I ain't Got No Home- Woody Guthrie
When The Saints Go Marching In- Trad.