© 1991 - Night River Records
My life as a musician was born in the "coffeehouse" scene in California between 1965 and 1972. When I made "STAYING HOME" I wanted to return to acoustic music based around the meaning and power of the songs. This record was made in my garage studio with an adat machine and a few friends. I had written down something Tayo had said and stuck it on the wall: KEEP IT SIMPLE and STAY CLOSE TO THE SOURCE.
John went home for Christmas to visit his family. It was the first time he had gone home in the fifteen years I had known him. I wrote "CHRISTMAS CALLING".
I was thinking about my Dad, and about being a dad, and I wrote "I'm Daddy Now".
Walking on the beach I started writing "Lovers Moon".
I tried to keep it simple and to stay close to the source. There is a time for chasing your dreams around the world and another time for staying in one place and building on what you have and letting your dreams come to you. This was my time for STAYING HOME.