Alan, Song, Tom

Pity Party

A new mini-album by Tom and Alan Sanderson I shared a couple of these songs last week in a post, and now the full album is complete. Head over to the main album page for detailed production notes and downloads.

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Alan, Song

Sneak Preview: Going Viral, The Beach is Closed

I am currently working on a musical collaboration with my cousin Tom, but I have gotten some requests to share a couple of these tracks more widely while we still work on the others. The project is a collection of songs about the pandemic. “Going Viral” is the first recording to really showcase my new […]

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Alan, Song, worship

Learn for Myself

Here is my latest recording, a new song called “Learn for Myself.” I decided to try something new, and make a music video. Download: audio (mp3), lyrics & chords (pdf), tablature (pdf)

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Alan, SkullToast, Song

The Ballad of the California Gold Rush

One of my kids is studying US history in school this year, and decided to write and record a folk song about the California gold rush of 1849 for a school assignment. Of course I helped him with it. The actual assignment was to make something about the Westward Expansion, and it could have been […]

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Alan, Song

Come Walk With Me

Last fall I met up with Michael Willis, developer of the Dragonfly Reverb plugins, to record a song he wrote. Michael had already programmed half of the song in midi tracks and recorded the clarinet intro, so I added the guitar and bass parts. A few weeks later we met again and finished these tracks […]

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Alan, Song, worship

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Here is our family Christmas recording for 2019: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is an old European carol. The text first appears in historical records in about 1700 but is thought to be older, and the tune dates back to the 15th century. It is haunting and beautiful, full of pathos and tension, the kind […]

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