Alkali

from by Dave Manning

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    I live on the road, and these are road trip songs. The album was mixed on the car stereo in my tour bus. The piano and voice recorded in a 17th-century manor house in the Scottish Highlands, and the harmonica recorded in a remote Arizona canyon.

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“The moon haunts the sky like the flash of your eyes.” In The Great Basin Desert, I feel at home. The dry lake beds, mountains, hot springs. 450 miles from Donner Pass: Alkali, Nevada is listed as a “site” on the state hwy map. It’s my favorite spot to be quiet. Before I get on the long dusty road that leads there, I roll a cigarette, open the windows, put on my sunglasses, leather gloves, and Bruce Springsteen’s Devils & Dust. I can usually get the bus up to about 55mph leaving a dust trail visible from 20 miles away across the wide sagebrush basin. This song was written there; remembering a one-night love affair years before, on another dry lake bed: The Black Rock Desert.

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from Road Trip Songs, released January 1, 2014

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Dave Manning Arizona Village, Arizona

He's played Folsom Prison. He's opened for the likes of Dan Bern, Mose Allison, and Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman James Mathus. He's held up traffic all over the west puttering along in an old VW Microbus that Arlo Guthrie autographed. Dave is living his life in the old tradition of the traveling-storytelling songwriters. ... more

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