This collection of songs grew out of a workshop at Rainy Camp, a weekend singing retreat of the Seattle Song Circle at Camp Don Bosco in Carnation, WA, Feb. 4 - 6, 2005. Most of the songs were recorded live in the camp chapel, others were recorded or taken from previous recordings as indicated. Some of these songs are traditional, others are newer songs written in the traditional style. Some have never been recorded before. They all represent a part of the ongoing folklore of the Pacific Northwest. The musicians are all ordinary local people, friends and members of the Seattle Song Circle. These are not big-name recording artists, but just folks who like to make their own music. This is what "folk music" is all about. Stewart Hendrickson
Musicians: Linda Allen, Andy Blyth, Mary Garvey, Paddy Graber, Stewart Hendrickson, Percy Hilo, Allan Hirsch, Dick Holdstock, Roxann Ketch, David MacAuslan, Susy McAleer, Jerry Middaugh, Bob Nelson, Don Olds, Jean Smith, Mariide Widmann.
"Listening is a pleasure. You'll find yourself sitting around a campfire at a folkie camp, joining in the singing, and savoring the songs and musicianship of your friends. It will warm your heart, and, yes, it's a basic "what folk music is all about" CD." Faith Petric, San Frincisco Folk Music Club, Folknik, Vol. XLI, No. 6 (2005).
"This is a fun album with great learnable songs!" Merle Korn, Portland Fok Music Society, Local Lore, Nov/Dec 2005.
"Real music by real people!" Nathan Moore (Low Tide Drifters) 6/13/10