Seth & Dobro Dan Richardson, the father and son duo in our band, share in a family heirloom, a cabin that perches over the Merced river.  The run-down, vacant building in the picture below is a rock's throw away from that perch.  Although empty, it's history is pregnant.  Like a miner sifts for gold, a storyteller also lets the dull slide away and pockets the shiny.  The tale of this old Hotel differs depending on the teller, sometimes varying versions get combined, turned hybrid, exaggerated and shuffled but one piece of the story never changes: Her worried song.

Corey Adams