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MP3 Dakota Kap - Travelin' On

An eclectic debut album combining an original blues number by Kap, an original folk tune by Keven Vermillion, 60''s folk music and a Gospel tune by Hank Williams. If you like Tom Paxton or Hank Williams you might like this album.

6 MP3 Songs in this album (20:02) !
Related styles: Folk: Traditional Folk, Blues: Acoustic Blues, Type: Acoustic

People who are interested in Hank Williams John Prine Tom Paxton should consider this download.


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In the 1960''s, when the U.S. was in the midst of an extremely violent, unpopular foreign war and faced with many major divisive issues at home, a new breed of contemporary folk music evolved which addressed the social and political issues and helped our great country through those turbulent times.

The publisher of this album, Folk Rising™ Music Productions, LLC, and Dakota Kap hope that contemporary folk music can again evolve and combine the best of the old and the new to help bring our brave soldiers home and heal our country''s wounds as it did in the 1960''s. https://www.tradebit.com

Track 1: Black, Yellow, Red, White or Brown by Gerard Kappenman. 3:16 Vocals, Guitar – Kap. Dobro, Bass – Keven Vermillion. I originally wrote this song in 1966 while hitchhiking across this great country of ours with a guitar, sleeping bag, and a change of clothes. I’m not sure if I remembered the lyrics or tune correctly (hey, it was the 60’s…..), but this is as close as I could get to re-creating my original tune & lyrics.

Track 2: Gotta’ Travel On – (Traditional). 3:08 Vocals, Guitar – Kap. Guitar, Bass, Backup Vocals – Keven Vermillion. I chose this song for my first EP because it expresses the feeling I had through most of my younger days as I traveled and temporarily settled in so many different areas of this beautiful country.

Track 3: Hold Onto Me Babe by Tom Paxton. 3:24 Vocals, Guitar – Kap. Guitar - Keven Vermillion. I was first exposed to Tom Paxton’s music in 1967 by friends while I was in the Army stationed at Dugway Proving Ground in the middle of the Salt Lake Desert. I’ve loved his music ever since and this is one of my favorite of his tunes. Tom Paxton, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Buffy St. Marie, and John Prine are some of my favorite artists from the 1960’s.

Track 4: Brother of the Highway by Keven Vermillion. 4:28 Vocals – Kap, Guitars – Keven Vermillion. This is one of my favorite of the more than 100 tunes written by Keven Vermillion. I feel it really expresses the “on the road” feeling even though he wrote it back when he was only 16 years old! I hope to be able to include more of Keven’s great tunes in future CD projects.

Track 5: I Saw the Light by Hank Williams. 2:38 Vocals, 6 String Banjo – Kap. Guitar, Bass - Keven Vermillion. Coming back to your home and religious beliefs after a long journey is a joy and I feel this song evokes both the coming home to the “light in yonder window” feeling and of finally seeing the “light” after a long life filled with many diversions from a core religious belief standpoint.

Track 6: Joe Hill – (Traditional). 3:11 Vocals, Guitar – Kap, Mandolin – Keven Vermillion. I feel that the unions have done an enormous amount of good for this country even though they did end up going a bit overboard on salary and benefit demands in the last few decades. However, without the unions, we would most likely still have 8 year old children working 7 days a week, 12 hours a day for just a bunk and food and we would have never provided working class Americans with the ability to make a decent living wage or to enjoy a 40 hour standard work week. As the unions lost influence, we’ve seen an erosion of the middle class and a re-distribution of wealth back up to the wealthiest citizens of this country, which I feel has been a detriment to our country. I feel this song about the death of a union organizer, Joe Hill, does a good job of expressing the labor organizing spirit of past times.


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