Today, I’m releasing a single: a hymn for the longest nights of the year. During times of darkness–in a year, in a life, in a nation–who brings the light?
I wrote this song after a snowstorm last winter, but the events in our country over the last few weeks have brought it into even clearer focus. Eric Lewis and I went into Music+Arts Studio in Memphis a few days after the election to record it (with me on guitar and vocals, Eric on guitar, dobro, and piano). I’m grateful to Eric for making the recording happen, to Kevin Houston for mixing the song and engineering the session, and to my folks for keeping Guthrie home and getting him on a consistent nap schedule while I gallivanted off to record a song I wrote about him.
I hope you like it. Wishing you all peace in this month of long, dark nights.