Hey Friends, Family and Gramblers,
It was Sunday night and I was playing with Phil Lesh and Friends down at his music venue Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael, CA. There had been protests all weekend at airports across the country as people were being shut out of a country they know and love. Among all the despair and sorrow we were all feeling, that night at Terrapin felt like a big hug both backstage as we discussed the goings on and also in the Grate Room where we came together as band and audience to experience what we needed most that night….the healing sounds of music. I was touched and even brought to tears by the sounds and sights that occurred that night. There we all were, in that room, together, supporting each other and finding refuge from the craziness happening in our country. It was then I realized that focusing on the solution instead of the problem and approaching it with love and compassion felt a lot better and more human than being angry and spiteful. It was late that night after the show lying in bed, mind reeling, unable to sleep that I wrote this song. Imagine a modern day “Kumbaya” if you will. My hope is that this song will be sung around campfires for years to come, spreading the message to “Remember Love Wins”.
I hope you enjoy this video and if you do, the song is available for purchase here. All proceeds will go to Stand With Standing Rock and Planned Parenthood. Remember, love wins.