Spring Days

Todd Hoke


From "The Turning of the Wheel." This might be my favorite song that I've written. Probably it is. Christine Albert and Chris Gage provide harmonies (they were two-stepping in the booth between choruses), Paul Pearcy adds some skillfilled spoonwork, Ron Knuth plays some springtime fiddle, and Chris Gage also tosses in some Texas Hillcountry piano. I wrote this song as I drove from Austin to a gig at Inks Lake State Park in Texas. Spring was in full bloom and traffic was light so I steered with my knee and scribbled lyrics as I rolled along among the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. Photo above for those of you who've never experienced the glory of springtime in the Texas Hillcountry.