Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Headed to Winterfolk


Hello,
I'm headed to Portland today to meet up with Little Bro. Brendan, Mark Ross and Ben Pearl at Winterfolk. It will be the first time that I've been back in Portland since 2004. Dad and I used to go up there every year for Winterfolk until his heart condition took over the road managing duties. It will be nice to see everyone again. We were originally going to close the first set ( the spot dad always played ) but since Rosalie's new CD " Strangers in Another Country" was nominated for a Grammy she is going to close the first set so she can fly out early and we are going to close the show. Hardly what I was planning on for my first gig but what the hell. As I used to say while hurling my self down the ski slopes, go big or go home. wright?
Please do check out the Sisters web site it is one the many places that held a very special place in dad's heart. when we drove up he always made sure we left early enough to get to the Sisters cafe for lunch. He loved to sit and talk with every and anyone. I gotta hit the road I'm going to Marks place in Eugene for a couple of days to rehearse. I will post more with some pics later in the week.
I have posted some links on the right side of the page for Winterfolk.
Take Care
Duncan

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

GOOOOOOOOOOOD LUCK DUNCAN!!! Chico

Anonymous said...

Here is a song I wrote after I heard about Utah moving on. A friend of mine said I should post it here.

Utah's Singing On

By David Bernans
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli QC Canada

He was a big old gentle bear, as gentle as a lamb,
His home it was a boxcar, he was a tramper and a tramp,
When folks they were a strugglin, Utah would tramp along
And breath life into the struggle by singing us a song.

And he'd sing it strong
And he'd sing it long
And he's singing on
He's singing on

Hung in there with the Wobblies, was the keeper of the flame,
Sung of Big Bill Heywood, Nevada Jane, Joe Hill and other names,
Sang "All the wealth for those who make it and none for parasites,
And as long as I can sing, I won't give up the fight."

And he'd sing it strong
And he'd sing it long
And he's singing on
He's singing on

Didn't have a lot of money, but he was a wealthy man,
Singing for his supper, all across the land,
Could have made a million, and it wouldn't have been wrong,
But we are all much richer, because he shared his song.

And he'd sing it strong
And he'd sing it long
And he's singing on
He's singing on

Utah said a song was like a little baby bird,
He'd help it grow and give it wing with music and with words,
When the song was finished, the bird would take to wing,
And everywhere the bird would fly, we'd hear Utah sing.

And he'd sing it strong
And he'd sing it long
And he's singing on
He's singing on

Anonymous said...

Great working with you Duncan. Looking forward to doing it again.

Mark Ross

Anonymous said...

if you are still in Portland, I am interested in meeting you - http://twitter.com/MarkDilley or http://MarkDilley.info Best, Mark

Anonymous said...

You're not alone, Duncan. I play at least a few pieces of your father's music everytime I'm on a stage and I'm sure there are many other keeping his teachings and people's history alive.

Dave

jessica said...

Ya sure ill be waiting to see the pictures..

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