Still CD (2013)
Music Around The World buy CD music Liner Notes by John Funkhouser, July, 2013
• Indigo Montoya's Great Escape is a tune about my indoor cat (Indigo Montoya), his insatiable desire to go outside, and my ongoing struggle to keep him from doing so. It's meant to be sort of a portrait of his inner life. He spends a most of the rest of his time apparently veging out, but secretly plotting his next attempt at escape!
• House of the Rising Sun is a tune I love because of it's deep, earthy blues and ultra-depressing lyrics. For me, this arrangement brings a kind of humanity and dignity to the song. A couple of my favorite verses:
There is a house down in New OrleansThey call the Risin' SunAnd it's been the ruin of many a poor girlAnd me, oh God, I'm one.
Well, it's one foot on the platformAnd the other foot on the trainI'm goin' back to New OrleansTo wear that ball and chain
I'm a-goin' back to New OrleansMy race is ...