Dedicated to my children and grandchildren
BARB TILSEN lead vocals, ukulele
SCOTT MALCHOW keyboards, guitars, mandolin, dobro, bass
TERRIE COATES back-up vocals
RICHARD KREIHN fiddle
BRUCE KURNOW harmonica
KAREN MUELLER autoharp
DAN NEWTON accordion
KIMBERLY TILSEN-BRAVE HEART narration
Eric Bartlett, Abbie Betinis, Dee Brust, Bret Hesla, Wendy Johnson, Kathy Lara, Nancy Malchow, Margo McCreary, Robin McGalliard Nelson, Bruce O’Brien, Kari Pearson, Nancy Pearson, Isaac “Ike” Russell, David Tilsen, Molly Tilsen, Laurie Witzkowski
All songs written by Barbara Tilsen, © Barbara S. Tilsen except “The Cabin Song” © Isaac Russell-Hart
“The Cabin Song” verse 4 written by Molly Tilsen; “Grandma’s Battle Cry” words by Irene Paull, music by Barbara Tilsen; “Freedom’s Roots” words and music by Barbara Tilsen with verse 3 adapted from “Lay A Flower Upon Her Sleeping Hair” by Irene Paull, used with permission.
“We’ve Got the Right” © Barbara Tilsen, Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 JusticeChoir.org
© ℗ 2017 Barbara Tilsen (BMI) All rights reserved.
PO Box 7034, Minneapolis MN 55407
THANK YOU: Deepest gratitude to my big beautiful family and friends for their loving support over the years. Their lives and stories weave throughout these songs. Love and thanks to my husband David for his thoughtful feedback and steady support; to my children and their spouses Molly, Eddie, Amber, Becka and Basil, and to my niece, Kimberly, for all the help whenever I asked. Thanks to my life-long friend Gayla Ellis whose photos are a treasure in our lives, and to all the musicians and singers whose talents grace these songs. Special thanks to the wonderful chorus of friends and family joining me at historic Creation Audio for our fun recording session. My thanks to Nancy and Kari Pearson, and most especially to Scott Malchow whose superb gift with music makes each song shine. He’s a joy to work with again, generously sharing his skills, talents and expertise.
In loving memory of Ken Tilsen, for being the fatherly voice in my ear over the years urging me to record these songs.