If I Only Could (Dan Licht). “If I Only Could” is the final song on “White Soul Black Hearts” and was added as something of an afterthought. I originally wrote and demo’d this song with a dirge like piano accompaniment before I picked up the tempo a little, adapted it to mandolin and recorded it with layered harmonies as a duet with my old singing partner from the DFG days, Neesy Smith. My brother Josh also added evocative low whistle and understated drums.
Always Find A Way (Heath King). Heath King was a dear friend and a remarkable musical talent with an exquisite and formidable vocal range. He contributed his dulcet tones and helped me arrange the backing harmonies for my album “White Soul Black Hearts” and was going to help me finish the mixing before his untimely passing. The original version of this beautiful R&B ballad can be found on his posthumously released album “Desert”.
This performance was recorded live in the Queen Anne Room at Old Hall in East Bergholt, Suffolk, UK in May 2015.