It was the Winter of 2007. We traveled (Rick, Andy, Charlie, and Karen) quite a bit that year. There was so much to write and sing about, so many people around the country ready to sing along. Half of these songs were recorded in Cedar Rapids IA one evening in 2007. The other half were recorded in Santa Cruz CA a year later.
In all the excitement around 2008's election, these recordings seemed briefly to belong to a blissfully bygone era, as we had dreamed they would, and we put 'em on a shelf.
This year these 12-year-old recordings winked at us from the shelf, we decided to share that wink. 15 songs that refuse to go out of date. Remember the past? It wants the same thing we in the present want: a better future. Let's keep singing for that future.