CD - “Wake Up!”
The Rustic Riders
Musicians: Lisa Meissner – vocals and guitar; Klaus Meissner – percussion; Dan Duggan – guitars, piano, bass and banjo; Susan Grimm Hanley – flute; Henry Jankiewicz – fiddle
Produced, Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Dan Duggan Esperance Productions, Red Creek, NY Lyrics and music by Lisa Meissner; Copyright 2015 Rustic Riders (BMI) Web Site: rusticriders.net; Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org, 518-359-2623
Lost Dog – Ellen Rocco of North County Public Radio hosts a weekly Blues Show. The station is great about announcing lost dogs across our region. One day there was 5 announcements and I thought there’s a song in there! Here it is.
Chicken Soup is Nice – An ode to all the wise women who have nurtured us.
Someday – Think of a family member who’s 60. At age 20 you’re looking at a photograph of them at 40. Some day you’ll be as young as they were then.
Wake Up - Climate, personal and political change is real. So is hope.
Small Farms Rising – Inspired in part by the film of the same name by Ben Stechschulte and with appreciation for community gardens and farmers markets.
The Storm is Coming – I began this song as Hurricane Irene was approaching our area. As with many disasters – we get to appreciate our neighbors. Disasters are also opportunities to learn!
Shine Your Light – a gospel tune.
Keeping Time – Inspired by the Adirondacks and the Rocking Chair Festival in Saranac Lake.
Dancing in Heaven – our parents’ story.
Traveling – a lively meditation on life.
Holy Ground – A song of appreciation for our lives and our planet. Sing along at home!
Drop in the Bucket – Reading Eaarth by Bill McKibben was both depressing and inspiring. We need to make personal change and advocate for political will. Thanks Bill.
Take Me – Inspired by Jeannie Freeman who taught us how to see with all our senses and showed us that it really is possible to herd cats!