Track 6 finds me circling back on the story of a family dispute over a piece of land, how family and American, history played into this generation’s dealings, my understanding reframed, having reconsidered the mythology around several ancestors, including purported, multiple-great grandfather George Washington Crook, whose tintype portrait and Civil War rifle hung in our living room when I was growing up. One of the many war (and Civil War) veterans in my family tree, he may or may not have been the same Gen. George W Crook whose claim to fame was having fought with Custer in the Civil Way and whose career in the military was mostly about Indian Wars....
Audio preview later this week!
"Department of the West" by Deborah Crooks
Recorded and mixed by Maryam Qudus at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco
Mastered by Piper Payne at Infrasonic Sound
Acoustic guitar, vocals: Deborah Crooks
Electric guitars, backing vocals: Danny Allen
Bass: Kevin T. White
Drums: Mike Stevens
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