Here’s a grab bag of songs that are eminently singable and fun to play. They are truly a patchwork of moods, subjects and settings. The opening Patchwork, written by David Norris from the Chesapeake region of southern Maryland, is one of four Norris songs featured in this collection, along with Timberline, Time and Its Changes, and Our Old Home. Norris’ imagery resonates beautifully with themes of rural living in our Allegheny highlands and stirs audiences anywhere.
All of this music is bursting forth in the shadow of a formidable ecological disaster, Mountaintop Removal, which is leveling the southern Appalachians for a few tons of coal and devastating our heav water supplies.

Time and It’s Changes