11) Traveler's Lantern - Wally O'Donald
AMERICANA YOUTH OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA
Share America Foundation, Inc.
Release: May 16, 2019
Traveler’s Lantern – Wally O’Donald (2:10)
Songwriter: Dwight David Yoakam
Publisher and PRO: Figs D Music/BMI
Wally O'Donald: Lead Vocal and Guitar
Randall Franks: Dulcimer and Fiddle
Warren Carnes: Acoustic Guitar
Phillip Cross: Mandolin
Colton Brown: Harmonica
Drew Sherrill: Acoustic Bass
Wally O'Donald, 11, selected this Dwight Yoakum song for the project. He attends Ringgold Middle School and he lives in Ringgold, Ga. He has played guitar and sang since the age of four. He has performed as a regular at the Ringgold Opry for six years and the 1890s Day Jamboree and has competed at the Great Southern Old Time Fiddler's Convention in the Song category every year since he was five.
“It was really cool to be in a recording studio and see all of the equipment. I didn’t know before how much time it takes to record a song. I am grateful though for the opportunity.” Wally O'Donald
Producer: Randall Franks
Associate Producer: Ryan Stinson
Studio and Mastering Engineers: Tim L. Witt, Witt Studios, Rocky Face, Ga., and Bradley Powell, Ringgold, Ga.
The Share America Foundation, Inc., a 501-C-3 of Georgia, which fosters the arts and preserves the history of Appalachia while presenting the Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship annually to youth who continue traditional music styles of Appalachia. The organization hosts special events and creates projects that perpetuate the Appalachian experience.
It operates with a five-member volunteer board, and a task force of volunteers. The organization has assisted 28 college scholars thus far and numerous other youth in aspiring towards their musical goals through entertainer mentors, live performances, and creating opportunities for learning and success.
The music featured on this project is distributed to
radio stations thanks to a Round Up Grant from the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation Foundation, the Kiwanis Club of Ringgold and the Wes and Shirley Smith Charitable Endowment.
Monies raised from the CD benefit the Share America Foundation, Inc. and its Pearl and Floyd Franks Scholarship. The project is distributed by Crimson Records.
Learn more or donate at www.ShareAmericaFoundation.org.