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Album: White Turtle Dove

Album Release Date - June 1,  2015,

Produced by Rick Ednie and Joe Weed

Copyright 2015 Rick Ednie - All rights Reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

Published 2015 by Ednie Music


Rick Ednie: Guitar, Vocals, Mandolin

Bradley Richter: Mandolin, vocals

Suzanne Suwanda: Bass

Jason Lampel: Banjo

Luke Abbott: Fiddle

Liz Smith: Fiddle, Twin Fiddles, Vocals

Mike Witcher: Dobro

Jered Chaney: Banjo, Vocals


Liner Notes:

I was performing regularly at a local venue when the owner decided not to pay license fees to the performing rights organization, which meant I could no longer play cover songs, but could still play originals. This motivated me to rework my old songs and write new material, leading to the culmination of this album. 

  • 2:26
    Written as a tribute to Bluegrass music in general, this song was rewritten in honor of Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass. The first and last verses are comprised of Monroe's song titles.
  • 2:41
    Sometimes a person you think you know suddenly becomes quite the opposite… 'nuf said.
  • 3:03
    Originally a folk love song I wrote many years ago, it started as a solo lead vocal, but is now a duet with new lyrics and an old-timey sound.
  • 3:28
    I discovered some broken glass eyes in a local antique shop next to a small sign advertising “Broken Eyes $15/ea.” Although there is no direct connection between the eyes in the store and the song lyrics, I liked “Broken Eyes” and wrote the song around that phrase.
  • 3:13
    The title track was originally an unsuccessful attempt at a call-and-response gospel. It had many titles prior to "White Turtle Dove" including: "White Silk Love", "Might Be Love", and a friend even suggested that it should be about the late Michael Jackson with the title "White Silk Glove". As a final disclaimer, "No Doves where killed, maimed, or insulted (I hope) during the production of this album. The dove appearing in this work is fictitious. Any resemblance to real Avialaes, living or dead, is purely coincidental".
  • 3:11
    In many traditional bluegrass songs, it seems to be the female that ends up dying due to some illness or a bad turn of events. I recorded a alternate version of this song with a twist to that theme where the man dies; however, you will have to wait for the next album to hear that version. This journey ends with the traditional female dies scenario.
  • 2:42
    A remake of a tune on my first album (rereleased in 2014 under the new title "A Fine Place to Start"). The song was always a bluegrass song, even back when I was not playing bluegrass. I'm happy it has found its true home on this album.
  • 3:31
    The Chorus came to me in my sleep; or more accurately, as I awoke. Originally, the song was recorded with the alternate ending of the lover escaping with his life, the woman being shot and buried under the floor, as the cabin burns down around her. Perhaps this alternate and more explicit version will be on my next project, but for now you can rest assured that in this version, she makes it out alive. As for the Cabin,'ll just have to listen to find out.
  • 3:33
    Inspired by the 5 tones "D E C C G" used along with hand symbols by aliens to make contact with humans in the 1977 movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".