Living in the Country


I usually think of Pete Seeger as a banjo player. I learned to play because of him, through no fault of his own, from his book “How To Play The 5-String Banjo.” I highly recommend the book. Just like the author, it’s warm, helpful, funny, and wise.

But he wrote this song on guitar and it’s the first tune I learned on the new guitar I got last week, a Martin DRS-1. It’s a pretty mellow song, at least as I play it, and the video is likewise designed to lower your blood pressure. 

A note on the video: the opening image of sunlight through the trees with fence in the foreground is titled “Sun’s Rays and a Gate” and is the copyrighted work of Terry Winter. You can see more of Terry’s beautiful work on Flickr by following this link:

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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