Dead River Drifters

The "On the Warpath" album is dedicated to Amy, Liberty, and Prairie.

 

By the time June 2017 came around, my family had been wiped off the earth.  All within a short span of time this happened:

On a very early January morning in 2016, our twin daughters, Prairie Tigerlilly and Liberty Sunshine were born via emergency c section and our experience in a Nicu unit had begun.

My wife was diagnosed the following morning with stage 4 terminal colon cancer.   In under a month's time, both children succumbed to their premature size, passing away and leaving my wife and I to a year of battling for time.  By May of 2017, she had passed away, leaving with me a story worthy of telling.  

Reaching out to fellow musicians from my years of playing, I asked if they would like to join me in the Nashville area to record an Album and contribute to a specific cause.  On a hot June day in a park where we played our first “gig” in high school, a few friends and I agreed and the Dead River Drifters were born.  

As a singer songwriter, I felt from my experience there is a necessity inside all to use our gifts for something which help others in need. While contemplating what I could do, my mind constantly returned to the Nicu unit where my children had been among other children battling a cancer diagnosis or other illness.  These children spoke to my heart deeply.  I was an ill child and understood the hurdle they must overcome at a young age. Consequently, I’ve committed my music for the remainder of my life to give back to children suffering with disease, At any opportunity. 

For the  initial album, “On The Warpath,“ I have pledged to give proceeds to a specific foundation called Christopher's Haven.  They are currently providing housing for families whose children are undergoing treatment for all forms of cancer. Please visit their site and see what your purchase will help this foundation do for families in need. 

 

The album is all original songs written over the last 3 decades, including a song for each of my twin daughters, and one I had written for my late wife, Amy.  A few of the Drifters and I performed it at her funeral service. The additional songs are true roots Americana/progressive folk.  There’s a mix and style which can’t be classified to a specific genre.  The Dead River Drifters accompanied me as a band to record these, bringing their best performances to support a new purpose for our music. 

We hope you enjoy the sounds we created. Take a listen to the free song “slow drifter.”  If you like what you hear, your purchase of the the album will be part of a great cause our group has set out on.  

 

Download, press play, sit back, and enjoy the ride!

 

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