RAINBOW FAMILY GATHERINGS: Unofficial Community for Rainbow Family
Don't You Cry, Choice and guitar Mikal Washington Gathering 2011
I was at Diamond Dave's open mic/spoken word circle when this beautiful young man introduced himself to me as Choice.
Choice said he played harmonica and would like me to accompany him with my guitar on a song for the family. We talked a bit about his style and decided with the short time to practice, a simple 12-bar blues song would work for him. I had just the song.
Choice and I went over to the trees and went through the song one time quickly and I think Choice did a great job.
Tenalli was in the circle that evening recording the music and poems, so if you want to hear Choice play his harmonica, click on the link to listen.
Don't You Cry At Kikapoo, Utah Gathering 2003
Tenali recorded this back in 2003. Digital field recording was still in it's infancy. I think he was using DAT back then. Utah was a difficult year for me. MarcyMellow died in the spring, and my Dad was in hospice while I was at Home. The energy in my life was like a pendulum on crack, and my experience at the gathering protracted that. It took me a long time to appreciate this recording.