Like a lot of other Chordians, "House of the Rising Sun" was the first song I learned to play. The first song I wrote was either "Ballad of New River Fats" or "Bluestone" - I was working on both of them the same time (35 years ago) and can't remember which one I finished first. I'll be playing "Bluestone" next Friday night at a venue featuring local musicians at the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.
Here's a clip of me playing the song at an open mic 5 years ago. Sound isn't the greatest, and I've grown much more handsome since then.
I want to read my own water, choose my own path, write my own songs