1. When You Were Old (El Dorado)

Aim to the West. The road to Sequoia, California

Aim to the West. The road to Sequoia, California

Going back as far as the conquistadors, humans have journeyed westward in search of riches, and a better way of life, mesmerized by the mirage and mystique of El Dorado. Gold seekers came to California in the 1800s and a generation or two later, my parents left their native New York in search of something similar, and I followed suit as well after living in the East. Will we find what we are looking for amongst the mountains, freeways, beaches, and deserts? Or will California fall into the ocean like the mystics and statistics say it will?


GUITARS + BASS - Scott Hirsch DRUM - Orpheo McCord SAXOPHONES - Karl Hunter HARMONY SINGING - Jade Hendrix ORGAN - Jimmy Calire PEDAL STEEL: Jesse Siebenberg


Shine down, instant light
Through the darkness
Through the night

What you said when you were old
In this wild country
On the road

We’re on our way
On our way to gold

Lost time behind the moon
Spirits fill the air
I’m a fool for you

You were there in a summer dress
We were dreaming our dreams
Aim to the West

Dark horizon, black and blue
Hood ornaments
Am I losing you?

I’m a fool for you

We’re on our way
On our way to gold