Andrew D MacPhail
This story starts in Oklahoma, the birthplace of Tom Paxton. I was born in Oklahoma, too, and you can tell that if you get me relaxed enough to let some of that Heartland accent through. There's always something about middle America, as Adam Duritz calls it in general, that holds what we folkies are about. It's hard to put a finger on it, but in terms of the simplicity and straightforwardness of it all, that becomes the lifeblood of our music. I spent some time in Indiana, during my college years as I got my feet on the ground as an artist. My formative memories of bringing music into my world, writing it, and turning it loose to do it's thing revolve around the little towns in the north-central region. My life took me out to Colorado, where my songwriting took it's best turn yet. The songs on 'Let Her Go' are songs that were born and raised in Colorado and with good reason, too. Although they deal with memories from Indiana and times gone by and all have links to the future for me and for other people, they live as testaments to my times in the Rockies. Feel along with these songs. The recording itself is just a demo EP: take it for what it is. The music is what's important. The music is from the heart, and when it touches people and helps them see things from a new perspective or confirms what they'd thought all along, that brings a smile to my face. Long live America and her keepers of folk music... The music of the people.