Traveler Too (3:58)
Publishing and PRO:
Dog Eared Music/Bluewater Music/SESAC
Administered by:Bluewater Music
Produced by:Thomm Jutz and Dana Cooper
Dana Cooper- Guitar, Vocals
Thomm Jutz-Resonator Guitar, Mandola
Lynn Williams-Drums, Percussion
Ingrid Graudins and Barbara Santoro-Vocals
On several occasions my wife Linda and I encountered a homeless woman in the parking lot of a coffee house we frequent. This lady is probably in her late 60's and very shy. As we walked by her she asked timidly with her eyes downcast if we might have a dollar for a traveler.
I was moved deeply by her question. Over the next few months I wrote several verses but kept setting the song aside.
While attending Folk Alliance International where I was awarded the Spirit of folk Award in 2015, the direction of "Traveler Too" became clear. Watching the hundreds of songwriters and musicians gathered at the conference, thinking of all our lives of travel and endeavor to improve our art and further our careers, expanding this vision to all of us living in this world right now in this time and space, I was overwhelmed with inspiration to write a song of empathy and connectedness.