Visit this page each month to get a free download of a song specially selected by Kate. These tracks will be culled from a variety of sources including some of her live performances over the years and from other previously unreleased recordings.
Thanksgiving – New Year’s Day
“Peace, Precious Peace”
“Peace, Precious Peace” is a free download for the holidays. Kate gives some background to the song below. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I first heard PEACE, PRECIOUS PEACE on my friend Laura Boosinger’s recording Most of All (2008). She first heard it on a cassette by the country music banjo player David “Stringbean” Akeman in the 1980s. She remembers the cassette notes listing Jimmy Driftwood as the writer. However, Laura has never been able to find Stringbean’s recording on LP/CD/DVD or any other recording/songwriting info on the tune. All I know is it is one of the sweetest yet most powerful songs I know! Thanks to Laura for encouraging me to send it out this year and to Emma McDowell for picking up her fiddle and playing along. May peace, precious peace somehow find its way in this world…
To download the MP3 simply right-click (option-click Mac) on the link below and choose “Save Target As…” or “Save Linked File To Desktop” or something similar (different browsers use different wording).