All compositions by David Wilcox, copyright 1987, except High Hill, words and music by Jaime Morton, published by Dolphin Pulse Music, BMI, additional lyrics by David Wilcox; and Golden Key by David Wilcox and Gail Vail.
Released 1987 Song of the Wood -- cd released Fresh Baked Records 1996
David Wilcox - Guitar and Vocals
Eliot Wadopian - Bass
David Cohen - Percussion
Lisa Giuntoli - Flute
Judith Kutt - Cello
Beth Youngblood - Violin
Byron Hedgepath - Drums
Bill Melanson - Harmonies
Tammy Elliot - Harmonies
Grace Capps - Harmonies
Stewart Reinhardt - Sax
Produced by Jerry Read Smith.
Album concept by JRS.
Cover photography by Hank Koch.
B&W Photo by Davis Photographics.
Design by Sandy Greene.
Recording - JRS, David Wilcox and Swann Studios.
Mixing by Eddie Swann and JRS.
Digitally mastered for compact disc by Lifter Studios, Asheville, NC.
Original 1987 release: Song Of The Wood Music SOTW-1087-CD
Available from KOCH Records on CD and Cassette: East Asheville Hardware KOC-7920
This recording is dedicated to every one of you who has liked my stuff. Thank you very much. And thanks to you who keep coming back to hear me when I play. You make it possible for me to work at what I love. It's a dream come true. These songs are for you ... David Wilcox.The Nightshift Watchman
... takes you underground with a man who works in a nuclear missile silo.Frozen In The Snow
... came from wondering about why my cousin, April, took her life. She was a lot older, so I didn't get to know her, but I guess she was really here in the summer of love.Daddy's Money
... brings you along for a ride down Main Street in my 1971 VW Bus.That's Why I'm Laughing
... is about flying a kite that my father made. It's a way of saying thank you.Come Away To Sea
... Is actually about playing music. The words tell the feeling of what my guitar says to me.It's Almost Time
... is a song of hope for those lonely cold spells. I'm walking down the beach in winter remembering the bright blankets.Gone to Santa Fe
... is a true story, although the names have been changed to protect the melody.Golden Key
... is about finding what you're looking for in the strangest place inside.Do I Dare
... is a simple song that was written in the time it takes to sing it. I haven't been able to say it any better since.High Hill
... for me is sacred ground. The photo on this recording is looking down on my small town, and one of those tiny lights is from my window.Sunshine On The Land
... was inspired by a song I heard a street musician sing at the Cannery near Fisherman's Wharf in December of 1980. Hey, I was listening. I don't know who you are, but I'm sending this out like a message in a bottle to you.
Special Thanks to... Nancy (Pooh the Bear) Miller, for Nova Scotia to the San Juan Islands. Harriet Hirshorn, for bringing music into my life. Joe Holbert, for the secret of where songs come from. David Peale, for giving my music a chance. Livingston Taylor, for your encouragement and help. The folks at Ardmion Park (The Old Sky Club). Joe Calloway, Steven Brady, Doug Bebber, Patrick Whalen and David Williams, Tammy Barron (and the WWC STAGE), Tim Warner and WCQS-FM (Our Link to Real Music). - This year's thanks to... Nance Petit, Nathan, Jerry Read Smith and Song Of The Wood Music, Tom Simonson, Russell Carter, Jeff Arundel, Barry Feldman, Nicholas Hill and everyone at KOCH, and everybody at Performers of the World.