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I love waltzes more than anything. This song was inspired by the "Sullivan Ballou letter". In the July of 1861, with the first major battle in the east looming, Major Ballou wrote a letter to his wife Sarah from the front. A week later, he was shot down. This song is her response to that letter.
Sam Cooper took all the vocal parts and left us weeping.


Come, love
I'll try to be ready
I will be waiting for you.


from The Deep Enders, released October 3, 2014
Colette Alexander: cello
Samantha Cooper: vocals/violin
Matt Jones: piano/guitar
Jim Roll: tamborine



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Matt Jones Ypsilanti, Michigan

Well. The bio keeps changing, really. What is permanent is this: MJ was raised by a combination of circus music and doo-wop, with a healthy dose of ragtime thrown in. His music has been known to suffer from colitis. The Reconstruction is his own assemblage, and sometimes, disassemblage. The core: Colette Alexander: cello, and Misty Lyn: vox. ... more

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