The melody of The Rookery is based on a lullaby from the ancient vocal tradition of Caucuses Georgia. I composed the English words for my newborn son while singing him to sleep. The heron rookery I describe in the song is a real place, within hiking distance of our land. Performed here with my homesteading neighbors, Meggie Stolzman & Patrick Wilkins, who I’ve been missing so much this summer, as they hike the Pacific Crest Trail…. Singing with you two in my heart, from the top of my mountain to the top of the next peak you meet…. that’s what’s up!

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