Written, performed and recoded by me as part of my “Alone Beside the Road” video series.
This DIY series of songs was inspired by a giant, wet plate collodion Ambrotype my friend Daniel Afzal shot of me and my Ural sidecar motorcycle at John Coffer’s Tintype Jamboree in the summer of 2022.
It’s the picture you see at the start of the video. Another friend, Dean Clegg, mastered the audio for me. Still another talented soul I’m proud to know, Carter Ruff, made the banjo neck I play here, mating it to a vintage, 1920s Vega Tubaphone pot, some years ago. Carter carved it out of a maple tree that fell in a neighbor’s yard.