(Audio) Local Songwriters Dedicate Song ‘When California Burns’ to People Affected by Fires
Local songwriter Marcia Mendels wrote to us recently to share a song that she recorded for the people whose lives have been affected by the recent fires.
I started thinking about writing this song during my own experience with the Canoe Fire, and sat down with Chris Manspeaker to write and record it this year. We dedicate it to everyone who has been touched by fires, especially our neighbors to the south right now, and in gratitude to all of the firefighters, first responders and others who keep fighting to “lay the dragon down,” and keep us safe. May they all stay safe, as well. In addition to Chris and me, the players and singers are Richard Barnick, Brigette Marie Couveau, Tina Garsen and Bill Moehnke. Recorded, mixed, and co-produced by the ever-so-talented Rob Siefert Gage.
I wanted to send some love from Humboldt, especially since we know how devastating this feels, and as songwriters, this is one way we express our empathy and sympathy. I’ve already sent cash donations, so this is just something heart to heart.
Here’s the audio: