This was recorded in Portland, Oregon, at Scream Music, with Joe Gunderman directing on the phone! Andrew Walsh did the wonderful underlaying of "atmosphere."
"The Sketchbook of Geoffrey Crayon, Gentleman" is the collected observations of Washington Irving's tour through England in the early 1800's. It was not bounded by just England, however, as The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and The Story of Rip Van Winkle are collected here as well. Irving "sketched" with words, and we've borrowed from his observations of holiday celebrations.
Tom Rush began as a blues artist. But as he evolved toward folk, he still preferred to consider himself as a voice for developing writers. Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, all these master songwriters found their songs beautifully rendered by Tom in the 60's and 70's. However, he also does a voice-over or two, and that's how we present him on the show. The man has many talents!
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