- Along The Way -
"An Informal Concert Of Original Simple Spirit Folk Songs
On the Gifts, Challenges, Insights and Revelations of Inner Spiritual Effort"
What can happen when determinedly asking the simplest of questions – “Who am I?” – “Why am I here?” – “What's the point?” – without giving up on discovering the really real answers? Life can turn upside down and inside out! With a lot of hard work and plenty of good luck, one might find oneself in a lifestyle some people call “The Path” or “The Way” or “The Work.” If you've asked such questions, discovered any answers or just appreciate the challenge, paradox and joys of such things, come over for an evening of songs “Along The Way.”
“Along The Way” is an informal concert of original songs gathered from the musical journals of a small group of determined and lucky traveling companions. Originally, these songs were not intended for performance, but were improvised as part of a practice of self knowledge and spiritual “journalling.” Occasionally, they were shared as offerings amongst a small circle of friends traveling together. When first presented, they were not rehearsed (or intended for the general public!). Heard in this context, they offer a glimpse into each of the songwriters' inner challenges, methods and revelations and also indicated the level of trust established between such spiritual friends.
As it became apparent that many of the songs happened to be both listenable and even encouraging of such efforts, the original songwriters agreed to risk exposure to a wider audience. Rustic, acoustic and still partly improvised, these unembellished musical reflections are offered not so much as entertainment, but as amusement and encouragement for other travelers and friends “Along The Way."