2010 Creative Spirit Award Winner; Gold, Folk / Singer/Songwriter. The Liner-notes: Where I grew up, there was a sense of despair woven into the fabric of life. Hard work defined you. Illness or injury would take you. And faith was that near-intangible that would save you. Above it all, the wind blew over the crops, like a spirit from the surrounding high-desert, longing to reclaim it's rightful territory... My mother toiled through her childhood, a household containing 13 siblings. Adulthood brought her to a little café to waitress and eventually marry the owner - who would become my father and that of my siblings. Perhaps his death during my infancy, adds fuel to those universal questions: Where am I from? Where am I going? Who am I?... In my own strange way, I am compelled to continue grappling for understanding, by resurrecting, upon a different foundation, that roadside café that was called Barnes Bar-B-Q. This debut release contains the contributions of Nicholas Russell, Kristen Barnes & Rick Barnes. Ten % of the retail price will benefit Heifer International.