"Don’t Forget Me, LIttle Darling"
We went off-site for this one, to our friend Trip Henderson and Emily Eagen’s house in Red Hook. Excursions with our kids tend to be an ordeal, since the baby is still taking two naps, so we usually try to have people over rather than go out. But Trip and Emily have a six-week-old, and a two-year-old, and you know, a six-week-old trumps EVERYTHING. Plus, Emily said she’d make Cincinnati chili. So we hopped in a cab, sped over to Conover Street, recorded a Carter song, ate some chili, sped home for lights out by 7. It was a great time, parent-style.
Trip and Emily are mainstays of the Brooklyn old-time and bluegrass scene—Trip plays the harmonica, I was just to saying to Fran, with a sense of humor. Which I think is rare in bluegrass. He’s played with Pinetop Perkins, a fact that always impresses us. And Emily is a Fulbright scholar and a PhD candidate and writes Facebook posts that discuss things like “the tendency in children’s songs around the world to contain a descending minor third, such as in “nanny nanny boo boo.” She also teaches vocal harmony at Jalopy, and Trip and Emily have a band called The Whistling Wolves.
Our friend Brad Klein, a CFP regular and Cincinnati native, came along to play but unfortunately was kid-wrangling rather than playing his guitar. He did get in a little harmony singing, though. No bass, so I played a pre-war Gibson softly in the kitchen as I tossed cheerios at the baby, trying to keep him quiet for the duration of the song. Fran is singing and playing his guitar as usual.
P.S. This song is mad crooked.
Emily Eagen: piano, whistling
Trip Henderson: harmonica
Brad Klein: harmony singing