from the 60s...the 1860s
Traditional & original music performed by Ed
"This recording just glistens. It radiates the true spirit of
American music... 'Peggy-O' is a gem... I just can't stop listening to Going
to the West... is this some kind of potent sonic voodoo?" --- Micky
Hart, the Grateful Dead
Ed Littlefield, Jr., is a member of Marley's Ghost and the
proprietor and heart of Sage
Arts. His solo CD, Going to the
his musical prowess as he layers tracks with a wide range
of instruments: acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, pedal
steel guitar, piano, fiddle, mandolin, bass and Highland bagpipes.
Going to the West * Johnson Boys * You'll Find Her Name Written There *Been All Around This World * Pretty Peggy-O * Miss Julia's Waltz * Waterbound * Kingdom Coming * Standing in the Need of Prayer * Sail Away, Ladies * Green Light on the Southern * Over the Waterfall * Miss Julia's Dream
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"In making this CD, I tried in part to
recreate the sound of the old time music from the mid 1800s.
Julia and I like to dance to old time fiddle tunes and 'Kingdom Coming'
and 'Over the Waterfall' are two tunes that one might contra dance to.
After a set of square dances and contra dances the bands typically end
with a waltz before they take a break.
I have very much enjoyed
waltzing with Julia and I had her lovely image before me as I composed
this tune. Some folks write love poems or letters or can think of
clever romantic things to say; sadly I am all too often tongue-tied in
these efforts, but am able to compose the occasional tune. 'Miss
Waltz' is one of songs that have been inspired by Julia Derby, the
being 'Miss Julia's Dream.'" – Ed Littlefield, Jr.
"Just a quick note to let you know how much
I am enjoying the CD. I listen to
it all the time, and just love the cadence of your voice and the
beautiful melodies. 'Peggy-O' is one of my favourite songs and I've
never heard it sung more sweetly." – Wade Davis, author of Shadows in
the Sun and One River.
about Going to the West:
Ed's Extra Liner Notes
about Ed's band, Marley's Ghost