We live in mixed-up, jumbled-up, screwed-up world and we know that it's good to slow things down. That's what I think of when I hear Patchwork's new song, "I Love the Sound of a Train." Normally I don't go for old-time music, but I loved the earthy warmth of Rick Garrett's voice -- especially when supported with soulful violin.
"I only started writing songs when I was 60 years old," Garrett writes. "This is pretty
much an autobiographical song, about one of my favorite sounds in the
world. It's part of a larger project I'm working on, an album of all
original music about my early years in a coal mining town in East
"I grew up listening to old timey music--the pre bluegrass music the folks in my little community played. I wanted to write a song in this style, capturing the spirit of the mountains I grew up in." Though the song is an original, you'd never know it from the lyrics -- a
yearning for home and childhood that can now only be reached via a one-way ticket.
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