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Tending the Forge

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Audio CD, September 25, 2012
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Editorial Reviews

Sing All Day (4:26)
The Eyes of a Song (3:14)
Rusty Old Boat (2:47)
Snow Across the Road (3:46)
Some Fine Day (3:10)
Orpheus (3:46)
Adrift (3:10)
My Own Way (2:24)
Becalmed (5:00)
Just a Harp (5:04)
Total running time, 36:51

“Tending the Forge” is a set of ten original songs. These are essentially folk songs arranged with drums, bass, banjo or dobro or mandolin, and piano. Archetypes and self-portraits emerge in the lyrics — cowboy, minstrel, sailor, a harp being played by the wind.

Dean Rathje: vocals, guitars, dobro, mandolin, banjo, piano, bass.

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Sing All Day
  2. The Eyes of a Song
  3. Rusty Old Boat
  4. Snow Across the Road
  5. Some Fine Day
  6. Orpheus
  7. Adrift
  8. My Own Way
  9. Becalmed
  10. Just a Harp

Product details

  • Audio CD (September 25, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: September 13, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: New Leaf Media, Inc.
  • Run Time: 37 minutes
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