Don Rigsby and David Thom have released a first single from their upcoming New Territory album, due January 10.
It’s a song sure to stir memories for those who followed pop music in the early 1980s. A hit for the late California singer/songwriter, Dan Fogelberg, Same Auld Lang Syne quickly became a staple for every acoustic musician working the clubs and hotel lounges around the country. The song has had remarkable staying power; you’ll probably hear it the next time you encounter a singer/guitarist playing solo or in a duet at your favorite watering hole.
Fogelberg wrote it as an autobiographical vignette, what he had said was a true story about running into an old love in the store on Christmas Eve, and the two of them retracing their lives in all their maudlin glory ’till dawn.
Though not truly a Christmas song, Same Auld Lang Syne is often played during the season on pop and country radio, and with this new Rigbsy/Thom release, it can have a life on bluegrass radio as well.
Don sings it with a sense of the loss the song engenders, saying…
“I have loved this song since I was a teenaged boy. I always wanted to find a place to record it and this seemed like the right time.”
In addition to Don and David, artists featured on this album include Peter Rowan, Randy Kohrs, and Tim Crouch.
Radio hosts can download Same Auld Lang Syne now from Airplay Direct.