This is a song that I wrote about my great, great, great, great grandfather, Nathaniel Gebhart, who came to California from Iowa in the mid 1800's hoping to strike it rich. He was killed in the town of Aurora, NV in 1862. It so happens that Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) was in Aurora at that time and wrote to his brother of Gebhart's demise, as it was relevant to his own concerns.
The End of the Innocence
An acoustic cover of Don Henley and Bruce Hornsby's song. Featuring "Rumi the Dog" on percussion.
Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, 1st mvt.
This is the first piece I've learned to play on the 1970 Steinway Model M medium grand piano that I was fortunate enough to aquire and have restored in 2016.
Good speakers or headphones are recommended (in spite of my short comings as a pianist ;-)
Recorded on a rainy night in January, 2017.