This story began with conversations with our friends about what they felt a “legacy” really was. It was all very interesting to us as we felt strongly that our greatest legacy was not in material or positional power, but rather in the memories created throughout a lifetime of caring and loving. We were thinking about the concept because of recent thoughts/conversations with another friend, as well. The song emerged from all of that rich conversation.
One day riding the #45 bus into Florence through Caldine, a family of 19 boarded with almost more luggage than the bus would hold. They were an extended family from New York on a celebration trip to Italy for their parents/grandparents 50th anniversary. We were struck by the commitment they made to create shared memories together, and so decided to go home and finish the song for them.
We recorded at dusk that night, and delivered it to their hotel in Fiesole the next morning. We left the CD with a note. Later, we received a wonderful message on our website from the father about how much they appreciated our gift.
When we returned to California to master the song with our friend Tardon, his ears perked up at the end of "Legacy." He asked, “Do you hear the crickets?” Sure enough, our dusk recording had captured the sound of chirping Tuscan crickets—a small price to pay for spontaneity.
At the age of 48, and after 25 years of marriage, we headed to a secluded town for 6 weeks, to create a new relationship and
When we arrived as if by magic, we co-wrote our first song ever— "Never Sleep," evoking the mystery and magic of the new adventure. Twenty years later, we're still making music. Join us on our musical storytelling as the adventure continues to unfold...more