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Sacred Springs River Home

by The Riverheads

Environmental Folk Rock, 12 original AMAZING songs about the San Marcos River and Springs and the PEOPLE who protect and defend Sister Nature in Central Texas so that it won't be destroyed; if you love the rivers and springs, this is your soundtrack.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. River Hero
4:56 album only
2. Judge Lucius Bunton
2:59 album only
3. San Marcos Springs
5:25 album only
4. River Defender
3:12 album only
5. Ballad of Jaimy Breihan
6:04 album only
6. Riverhead
2:58 album only
7. Turn
4:35 album only
8. Desecration Woods
3:34 album only
9. Tripper
3:52 album only
10. Craddock Street Extension
2:59 album only
11. She's My Riverhead
4:07 album only
12. Think I'm in Love
5:03 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Capt. Salamander (J.K. Baker) has been digging music since he begged his mother to buy a 45 [record, for the younger folk] of "I want you back" by Michael Jackson when he was in the third grade. They costs 79 cents back then. She refused but as they were leaving the store his mother told him, "Look!" and pointed to the ground where a dollar bill was lying. Overjoyed at his good luck of "finding" the dollar, he ran to buy the record, which he still has. After graduating from high school he began to appreciate the Beatles' later works in a new way which led him to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Springsteen, and other great songwriters. When he got married, he  put his guitar on the front curb for the garbage man to pick up. 

       Several decades later while walking the banks of the San Marcos River listening to his favorite artists on his iPod, Capt. Salamander began to wonder if there were songs about the river. He searched and found only one, River of Innocence, filmed in Ron Coley's film by the same name. It was a beautiful ballad that brings tears to your eyes, but wasn't the kind of music that the Capt. usually listens to when he exercised at the Activity Center. While walking the river one day, he got the idea that he could make a few songs since he was good at making up spontaneous jingles about his cats. 

      He found that he could write poems to a melody line with a consistent meter, and tried to find someone to record them but he couldn't get anybody interested. Determined that the songs, which were given to him intact by the Great Spirit/Holy Ghost,  needed to be born in this world, he decided to buy an acoustic guitar and learn to play it, learning well enough to put chords to his melodies and arrange them into songs. 

      For his subject matter, he decided that he would concentrate on the San Marcos River and Springs [Texas, USA] and the people who protect the river from being destroyed. Just as the great 19th century artist and poet William Morris looked no further than his garden and the river near him for artistic inspiration, so Capt. Salamander felt that the local area about him in the Texas Hill Country was worthy of the highest art. 

      Capt. Salamander may be still on the journey to that "highest art" designation, but he is having a blast making the songs and hopes that you will enjoy them, too. 



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Way to Go Captain Salamander!
Fantastic!!! I want one!!