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Bound to Go Away

by Tom Swafford

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Corona Etude 02:04
Upshift 03:18
Ampa Youtou 02:44
Shady Grove 02:45
La Llorona 03:15


The title of this album is from Doc Watson's version of Shady Grove. These words have significance for me for several reasons. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, my wife Molly and I left Brooklyn and stayed with family in Massachusetts. Some of these pieces are from my years of playing on the NYC subway platforms, and others I wrote after leaving New York. The pieces represent the feelings of loss and hope experienced during these uncertain times. The album is dedicated to Molly's brother Dan and her uncle Chip. Two great guys gone way too soon.


released October 1, 2021

Recorded at Futura Productions, 4/14 and 6/2/2021.
Engineered and mastered by John Weston
Cover art by Grady Swafford
All compositions and arrangements copyright © Tom Swafford 2021 (ASCAP) All rights reserved
Special thanks to all who contributed to make this project possible!


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