Making ROOTS AND BRANCHES: “Know You Rider”

“Know You Rider” is about as trad as you can get.  It’s been done innumerable ways by a host of artists with varying lyrics. Its origins are shrouded in mystery. But it’s always been about “(I) know you rider, gonna miss me when I’m gone.” In high school I played the …

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Making ROOTS AND BRANCHES: “Travelin’”

“Travelin’” is the instrumental that follows “Travelin’ Man” as an instrumental journey to follow in the footsteps of the its counterpart. In its incarnation as a featured song of the Montreal band Harlequin in the mid-1970s “Travelin’ Man” was always followed by this roughly five-minute instrumental. Now it’s part of …

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