This recording, featuring both older & newer original songs, was one of the ideas that grew from the “Spirit In The Song” workshop project. My intention was to present the songs as they first came into being – with just voice & guitar. “Where Corn Grows Blue” is the original road demo recorded, the day after it was written, in an inexpensive studio plucked out of the Santa Fe, New Mexico phone book. Two exceptions to this “no frills” approach are “Dream Baker” and “Sweet Forever”. With these two songs the temptation to add more voices and/or instrumentation was just too great to resist!
Recording the album in this minimalist manner recaptured the feeling I remember from when the songs were just “arriving”. For this, I am ever grateful to Graemme Brown – a wonderful recording engineer and a dear friend.