the WALKING WILLOWS, Stephen Cohen on acoustic guitar, voice and cigar box guitar, and Rich Hinrichsen on double bass, piano and voice, with a revolving roster of guest artists on french horn, voice, electric bass, cello and other instruments, took to the road on occasion via plane, train or car to share their "creative acoustic" music and make friends along the way. They recorded and released one album, "by hand". These are their stories.
While working on a new WALKING WILLOWS album at an all day recording session at Dead Aunt Thelma's Studio in Portland, Oregon, I had filmmaker Billy Miller come in to make a video of me playing my song, "Ride the Train", on my cigar box guitar. I did it in one take, and the audio, recorded by engineer Dean Baskerville, came out so good that we will use it on our new album. My cigar box guitar, custom made by Bobby Bergland of Bobby Taylor guitars in Austin, is fret less and has 3 strings. I use a skeleton in a tuxedo salt shaker for a slide. Ride the Train!