Your Roots Still Run Deep

by Dan Gooch

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Your Roots Still Run Deep is Dan Gooch’s debut album, released independently in October 2013.

For his full-length first offering, Dan Gooch serves up a brassy mix of roots ballads and barn burners. Your Roots Still Run Deep is inspired by family history and the Canadian wilderness. Crabapple Tree and Big Old Oak Tree lament the passing of family members and friends while Green Lantern and Rouge River Blues make light of Dan’s Great Grandfather’s fabled speak-easy and home town of Pickering, Ontario. Radiant Lake, Cold Wood Floor, and Drive into the Sun describe emotional experiences associated with the passage of Canadian seasons. Mountain Song takes us overseas and recounts Dan`s encounter with Mount Fuji. La Baie Georgienne and Mars Shadow document stunning natural phenomena encountered in Ontario`s wilderness and Be my Butternut is just a straight-up gourmet love song.

Dan’s lyrics are emphasized by sweeping vocal arrangements. Long-time musical collaborator Emily Jill West delivers haunting vocal lines and Jono Gooch offers his magical brother harmonies.

Soaring yet intricate Brass Quartet arrangments feature prominently on Your Roots Still Run Deep and they are what sets Dan Gooch’s music apart. Dan arranged and performed each part with varying combinations of Trumpet, Flugel horn, Trombone and Euphonium.

All instruments on the album were recorded acoustically. Jim Sexton’s Double Bass occupies all of the right spaces, venturing far beyond expected bass territory. All other instruments are performed by Dan. No guitars were used, instead replaced by chucking ukulele and claw-hammer banjolele. Dan recorded the piano parts on the piano he learned on as a child. The Harmonium provides a hypnotizing harmonic bed to complete the harmonic landscape.

Your Roots Still Run Deep was recorded by Dan Gooch and mixed and mastered by Mike Butlin. It’s at once an earnest artistic debut and a showcase of Dan’s extensive tool kit.

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released October 17, 2013

All songs written and arranged by Dan Gooch.

Dan Gooch - Voice and all instruments
except:
Jim Sexton - Double Bass
Jono Gooch - Voice
Emily Jill West - Voice

Recorded by Dan Gooch.
Mixed and mastered by Mike Butlin.

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Dan Gooch Toronto, Ontario

Trumpet player Dan Gooch always found it a shame that he couldn’t sing when he played his instrument. Now singer-songwriter Dan Gooch has a hard time deciding what to play while he sings. Sometimes he still wishes it was the trumpet.

Dan Gooch is a multi-instrumentalist who is based out of Toronto's Junction neighbourhood.
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Track Name: Be My Butternut
Be my Butternut

Oh would you be my butternut
And can I have another cup of your love?

And if you’ll be my sweet chickpea
Then we might make the spiciest of all the meals

Oh would you be my honey pie?

It doesn’t always make sense
(Why?) we’ve got the right ingredients

Oh would you be my honey pie?

Oh would you be my honey pie?
Your butter, your flour your pastry your fillin’
Just add another cup of your sugar
And we could make sweet sweet love in the kitchen

Oh would you be my honey pie?

It doesn’t always make sense
(Why?) we’ve got the right ingredients

Oh would you be my butternut
And can I have another cup of your love?
Track Name: La Baie Georgienne
La Baie Georgienne

The sun shines down through the carolinian canopy
The tinted sunlight brightens the way I see
The yellows and reds on a Thanksgiving weekend

The gentle wind brings the rolling waves to my bare feet
Our sails catch the breeze as we come about and trade our seats
The deep blue sky descends into the Baie Georgienne

The soil beneath our feet
Does not travel too deep
And from the limestone cracks
I can hear you speak
Your waters whipser then they flow clearly

The milky way spans far from this small island
The shapes of puzzle pieces drift across the night sky then
Set down in our dreams and our minds can rest at ease
Track Name: Big Old Oak Tree
Big Old Oak Tree

Big old oak tree, why’d have to you lay down and die?
Big old oak tree, I feared there’d come a time.
The shade you gave us now has gone and that I cannot deny.

But your roots still run deep
Long since your branches have gone
Acorns you scattered now have grown
Your roots have kept our soil strong, big old oak tree.

Big old boulder, why’d you have to go and keel over?
Big old boulder, where am I gonna rest my shoulder?
Now that you have gone and crumbled, I will have to find some closure.

Well the wind it, whips, the water wears
So cruel is every element
Yes you were like a rock
But time does not relent, big old boulder.

Big old oak tree, seems tall trees are layin’ down
Big old oak tree, we thought you’d always be around
All that you were is up to us to raise from the gound.
Track Name: Crabapple Tree
Crabapple Tree

Zoe, you are a good girl please don’t leave.
The sun is high and I don’t want to say goodbye
So you will lie in the fronyard
Under the crabapple tree

Your family will remember the sound of your voice when you spoke
But you wouldn’t ever come home when we called you

Zoe, you were a good girl but you had to leave
The sun was high and it was time to say goodbye
But you’ll always lie in the front yard
Under the crabapple tree
With your family
In our memory
Track Name: Green Lantern
Green Lantern

Let’s get lit up at the Green Lantern
Have another Jar
Let’s get lit up at the Green Lantern
A beacon in the dark.

Bootleg boys are on the boat
They head towards the old green glow.
They cross the lake, and climb the cliff
This ain’t no time for temperance.

Open up and down the hatch
They say we’re gonna like this batch.
Just don’t tell little Mel
Tonight we’re gonna raise some hell.

They can try to keep us dry
Ain’t gonna work, I’ll tell you why
Folks ‘round here, one and all
We gots to have our alcohol.
Track Name: Cold Wood Floor
Cold Wood Floor

I breathe in the cold air and I sigh
The trees are all turning to fire
I put my feet on the cold wooden floor
And I know that we’ll be alright

I’ll wear your scarf and you take my sweater
We could go out, it’s apple picking weather
Take off your socks, feel this cold wooden floor
Before we have to go

Autumn changed everything, the sound of the seasons changing
And regaining our resolve

Soon snow will cover the leaves in the park
And I will awake in the dark
It may seem familiar, this cold wood floor
So I will remember the fall.
Track Name: Mountain Song
Mountain Song

The mountain called me by the name
“Just a little longer, just a little higher,” she sang.
I was short of breath, my back was in pain.
But all I could hear was that sweet refrain,

She sang:
”Keep climbing on.
Forget all the rest, just listen to my song.
Keep climbing on.”
And I was drawn to her voice though I knew it was wrong.

But the mountain kept on singing all the same:
“Step up, step lighter, step after step, don’t delay.”
I had come so far, there was no turning back, no way.
Just me, you and the mountain and I could not resist her refrain.

She sang:
”Keep climbing on.
Forget all the rest, just listen to my song.
Keep climbing on.”
And I was drawn to her voice though I knew it was wrong.

The hardest thing I had to do
To tune out that mountain so I could hear you.

But from now on I’ll be drawn to your voice cause I know it’s the right choice.
Track Name: Rouge River Blues
Rouge River Blues

Rouge River blues
Beavers and canoes
Honey give me a peak
Just hike up your Petticoat Creek

Rouge River maiden
Forget that Frenchman’s Bay man
Baby, I’ll row your boat
Just hike up your Petticoat Creek

I can’t take it any longer
Show me your body of water

Rouge River blues
Beavers and canoes
Honey give me a peak
Just hike up your Petticoat Creek
Track Name: Radiant Lake
Radiant Lake

The summer can’t last forever
But what if it could, would I feel any better?the
On a soft bed of rocks I can comfortably lie.
And look up at the clouds as they pass me by.

Oh Radiant Lake give me one more day
To savour late summer’s delight
Oh Radiant Lake just one more day
Then I’ll be on my way

I waited so long for the summer to glow
So quickly the green burned to brown
I foud this spot on my soft bed of rocks
But should I have even laid down?

Chorus

There’s no denying a chill in the air
Yet with a chill comes a fire
I’ve laid here so long on my soft bed of rocks
That even from rest I am tired.

Chorus

Oh Radiant Lake just one more day
Then I’ll be on my way
Track Name: Drive into the Sun
Drive into the Sun

The red and white light in the twighlight, a patriotic glow
But these citizens all drive too slow.
The sun explodes on the horizon and a warm feeling grows
And these eyes are tempted by the visor
But I leave it up and drive

Drive straight into the sun once again
Twice a day, get aways from the wheels spinning
The horizon unwinds as the dotted white lines take me straight to the sun

Someone had the bright idea to save the daylight
But for me it never works out right
Though it’s light the sun gets heavy on the road into the night
And these eyes are tempted by the visor
But I leave it up and drive

Chorus

Drive straight into the sun
A warm feeling grows
Down to the bone
I feel it grow

Chorus
Track Name: Mars Shadow
Mars Shadow

We paddled in not knowing what might begin
In a tent on an island we settled in
A nice spot to stay as our fire crackled away
What was perfect that day would soon go away

But we knew that you’d have to go
But we didn’t know about that funny red glow

And our Mars Shadow

With no moon in sight the planet provided the light
Our shadows that night made everything right
But soon came the day the red turned to grey
I had to stay and you went away

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