December’s download of the month marks the 100th track I’ve given away to subscribers of my newsletter! I’ve been posting a free monthly track since July of 2008, and only missed one month, October 2010 (Barry Walsh and I got married on October 2, 2010) and repeated one track, December 2015 (that month was a reprise of December 2010, a somewhat loose but sincere version of “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Barry & me). To celebrate the 100th DLOtM, I’m giving away all 100 tracks as a single downloadable “album”. If you are already a subscriber to my newsletter, instructions on how to get the first 100 DLOtMs is in the December issue. If you’re not, sign up to get the next 100!
December’s download is “American Tune”, recorded live at Old Town School of Folk in Chicago on November 19. 2016, part of a run of Three Women & The Truth shows in the midwest last month. It’s a Paul Simon song that I first covered on my 2004 live album Trio, in response to the US war with Iraq. It seemed sadly prescient then, as it does now.
Enjoy, and Happy Holidays,