Wednesday, June 11, 2014

West Virginia: Berkeley Springs

Today’s Wordless Wednesday selection was written by Canadian guitarist David Essig and was arranged and recorded by another Canadian guitarist, Don Ross. Written about the seat of Morgan County, West Virginia in the Eastern Panhandle, “Berkeley Springs” is a beautiful finger style guitar instrumental.

I’ve been to Berkeley Springs once in 2011 to pay homage to the graves of my grandfather’s cousins who lived and died in this beautiful setting. Berkeley Springs is actually the name of the post office, but has become the de facto name for the town that is actually incorporated at Bath, WV.

“Berkeley Springs” can be found on Ross’ 1999 CD Passion Session. I just love Ross’ use of the harmonics on this tune. I hope you enjoy it as well.

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