Here I will deviate a bit from the program of songs on this site by including an original tune written and played by me. I am including it because it was truly inspired from the pages of the great novelist Sonora Babb. Her magnificent novel, “Whose Names Are Unknown” tells heartbreaking and realistic stories of migration and loss through the Dust Bowl years. This song and “Prairie Farewell” are dedicated to her. You might say that the songs are hers and I just made them rhyme.
Hi, Tom. I’m the writer who met you at Gouldings’ Restaurant in Monument Valley. I love this song of yours, “Foreclosure Blues,” and all the music I’ve heard on this site. The struggles of hardworking people, then and now, are among our great American stories.