Topic: FAMILY BLOOD - a sad country song

In the "Poems" section, Peatle posted a poem inspired by the Andy Capp cartoon and town drunks. Yesterday I made a "scratch" recording of one of my older songs about a father who drinks to the detriment of his family, and downloaded it on soundcloud today.

My wife had bought me a double CD set of classic bluegrass and country songs from the Center for Folklife  and Cultural Heritage  at the Smithsonian Institution. I had never written a song in that "old country music" style, and wanted to give it a try.  It was the Christmas season and John Denver's "Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk This Christmas" was playing on the radio, planting the seed for a song idea.

Just like Phill, who writes "break-up" songs even though his own marriage is rock solid, my father didn't drink and always took me hunting and fishing so I tried to imagine what it would be like for a child who's father is a drunk, and wrote the song from his viewpoint. 


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Re: FAMILY BLOOD - a sad country song

Nice one Ken !   Very Country !  quite descriptive and on target.  The guitar part was like a mix of several well known songs that I thought of- yet copying none of them!  Really good performance.
Keep'em coming my friend!!  Good stuff!!! smile


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Re: FAMILY BLOOD - a sad country song

enjoyed this song so much and i'm not a country lover! your voice, guitar and overall performance are superb.     

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Re: FAMILY BLOOD - a sad country song

Ken even though you made the storyline up it would be true of many a family situation where the father is a drunk. Brilliant song.

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Re: FAMILY BLOOD - a sad country song

I've got a song idea on a similar topic. I've made a few passes at it, but can't put anything together.     

It's about someone I knew, which makes it harder I think. But I'm not such a good abstract thinker, which also makes it hard.  LOL!

Granted B chord amnesty by King of the Mutants (Long live the king).
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