Old Time, Celtic, Maritime Music, Gardening and Small Scale Farming
I didn't know I was a musician gardener.
All my life I've loved getting my hands dirty gardening, keeping small livestock, and playing traditional music, but I always thought that was just a peculiar combination that occurs in a completely random fashion. But one day my wife Sara and I were talking with a neighbor who ran a one acre educational garden down the street from us. He mentioned that as soon as the growing season was over he was going to hit the road with a bluegrass band he played with. He smiled and said that he felt really blessed to live the life he had- getting to play in the dirt and play on the stage. I had no idea he played in a bluegrass band so we talked shop about music, gardening, and travelling for a bit. After we said goodbye and started walking away Sara turned to me and said "oh I know what you guys are, you're Musician Gardeners."
Suddenly it clicked, all my life I've known and met people who combine their lives like that. friends, neighbors and other folks who combine their love of the land with a love of music, often the very music that grew and still grows out of that land.
This blog hopes to explore that relationship and to let other Musician Gardeners out there know that we're actually a demographic!
Greg Hodapp's FREE CD!
This is a CD I recorded at Cut the Mustard Music Studio in Moscow, ID. Owned and Operated by Brad Crooks. Brad does a really great job, is a great guy, and the best blues and jazz harmonica player I have ever heard. Sadly we just didn't have the time to get this CD up to snuff the way I wanted it to be. I'm not happy with my singing, and instrumentation, and our mic positions were a bit off. And we used a digital metronome, which I've never been comfortable with.
Still I like the tunes and they didn't turn out bad, just rough. So I'm sending this CD out into the digiverse for FREE! Fly away little CD, fly away! I hope you enjoy, and I definitely recommend working with Brad for those of you around Moscow, Idaho.
Just click or copy and paste the link below and follow it to the Internet Archive site. listen, download, and send to your friends! Bon apetite!