This track is oldtime storytelling in the best folk tradition. I am playing the Esperanto Kit with my hands to create the main groove, inspired by the rhythms of New Orleans. In the solo section I bring in the Brazilian berimbau to enhance the mood.
For this beautiful ballad, written by Rebecca Sullivan, I made a melodic 'loop' using a tuned tonga drum and a sansula thumbpiano. After that I recorded a shaker to add extra swing. I love to keep things open: to play only that which enhances the song.