The California Songbag

The California Songbag” is a set of songs inspired by Carl Sandburg’s “The American Songbag” but updated to reflect America and the dream of California as it exists in 2023. It contains 3 songs I interpreted from the Carl Sandburg book (“Sweet Betsy From Bike”, “The Gambler Blues”, and “Willy the Weeper”), plus 4 original songs I completed during a trip to Southern California in October of 2023.  During that trip, I attended the Adobe Max conference, and many of the music videos I created for this album include new tricks and techniques I learned at Max.