In early April with Sugarloaf Mountain as a backdrop for a wedding out near Washington DC, I played part of this song for a wedding recessional. I started composing it the night before and only had part of it but I felt it was very fitting for the scenery and the occasion. It started to take shape as I sat in our orchard and played it again on a cold rainy spring day. I wanted it to be organic and fresh for everyone including me. I wanted to create on the fly. I think I have some keeper parts and some parts to hone a little bit more. But in general, I like what I have and it was fun just to jam for you all.
I wrote it for the mother of the bride, hence the title. Gail is a friend of mine and I’m so blessed to be part of her life and her daughters wedding day. To me the song has the majest and joy of the moment but also the tones of remembering.
I hope you enjoy this new series of raw, organic songs that I will create on the fly with just me and my hammered dulcimer and nature as a backdrop. Gotta love the birds in the background on this song.