Settlers of the Western Woods explores the spirit of pioneer East Texas and its surrounding regions of Arkansas, Louisianna, and Oklahoma. After collecting stories and music for many years, we put them together, pairing each carefully crafted piece of music with its own unique chapter in the book.
The book is loaded with old photos, 19th century drawings, maps, song lyrics, quotes, folklore, and unusual stories from journals and diaries of Southwestern pioneers.
The music is a mixture of traditional old time sounds along with newly crafted pieces designed to convey the moods and unsung stories of the era. Many vintage and rare instruments are used, and for a little added depth, we include some rare, ambient sounds.
In short, Settlers of the Western Woods is a labor of love designed to carry your spirit back to another time!