1. When Death Comes Knockin’ (Kapeluck) 4.12
After years as a hospice nurse and after my own near death experience, I wrote this irreverent upbeat take on the futility of trying to make a deal with death.
2. You Said (Kapeluck) 3.59
An Everly Brothers inspired ballad built around a line that most people have heard at one time or another.
3. Road Nowhere (Kapeluck) 4.51
Sitting in the dark listening to the rain, I started thinking about this desperate character, homeless and running out of options.
4. Behind the Shokan Dam (Kapeluck) 5.51
I have always been interested in the Ashokan Reservoir and the human cost of displacement of an entire community. My house was moved from Brown Station, a town in the path of the reservoir.
5. Bisbee Beauty (Kapeluck) 5.01
After visiting the town of Bisbee Arizona, my wife had a dream that I wrote a song called Bisbee Beauty. I told her I would have to wait for an inspiration. It came to me in this tale told by a ghost in this historic mining town.
6. Trouble (Kapeluck) 3.40
In this track, I wanted to preserve the sound of my bluegrass band before the inimitable Bill Keith passed away.
7. Catskill Wind (Kapeluck) 3.53
Since I first moved to the Catskills 50 years ago, I always keyed into the sound of the wind which is an integral part of my sense of home.
8. Don’t Pull Up That Ladder (Kapeluck) 4:59
In this turbulent political climate, it felt important to remember our immigrant history.
9. Footprints in the Sea (Kapeluck) 3:51
The title for this song emerged from a misheard onstage band member’s conversation about performing the song ‘Footprints in the Snow’ in the key of C.
10. High Lonesome Hill (Kapeluck) 6:04
An eerie waltz in a traditional bluegrass vein with a string arrangement inspired by Otis Redding’s horn section.
11. Meet Me in the Middle (Kapeluck) 5:15
The character in this song seeks redemption and to be washed clean of past transgressions. But there is light at the end of this tunnel.