New Moon

by Peter Nevins

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This is my love song to the campfire. On the New Moon, when the sky is darkest is when we could get together and make some light of our own. I’d like to start a monthly get-together for pickin' and singin' on the new moon when I get back from tour.

This was recorded in a few hours at Mike Coykendall's 4-track cassette studio, as opposed to his higher end studio. Mike is a pleasure to work with. It was recorded HOT to tape through his his fine analog gear, no computers involved (until mixing). Nina volunteered to do the harmony, after hearing me sing it live for my very first time, at Laurethirst in Portland, Oregon.

The cover is an LP sized two-color woodcut print, available from me on tour from August-September 2019. It’s ok that there’s just a big dark void right on the cover. That’s what the new moon is, and besides, there are tons more stars visible on that night.

lyrics

New Moon

Come sit by the fireside, ember and spark
Gather round, my dear friends, a hand in the dark
Throw another log on the fire, pass me bottle of wine
I am glad we met here, on this new moon night

On the new moon
New moon night
On the new moon
New moon night

When there is no light in the sky, bring it right down here
When we light our fire, our friends appear

On the new moon
New moon night

If you have a song to sing, you can lay it down here
I love what you bring, and you have my ear

credits

released July 20, 2019
Vocal, Bouzouki and Bass by Peter Nevins
Harmony Vocal by Nina Yates

Recorded, mixed and (slightly) mastered by Mike Coykendall
Composed by Peter Nevins

Made in Portland, Oregon, July 2019

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