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from Sanctuary by Richie Barshay

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This song was inspired by Brooklyn and the tall sycamore trees that dot the landscape, looming over those who pass by.



In winter, in summer,
look up for me,
forsaken tree.

Hear me callin' -
How high can you see?
When will you wait for me?
Hear me callin',
your sycamore tree.

Hear these blowing leaves -
Waiting, watching,
Up high do you see?
Look high above for me.
Waiting, watching,
your sycamore tree.


from Sanctuary, released November 25, 2014
recorded live at Ditmas Acoustic @ the Sanctuary, Brooklyn, NY.
January 18, 2012.

recorded and mixed by Tyler Wood

Jo Lawry: voice
Petr Cancura: sax
Todd Neufeld: guitar
Jorge Roeder: bass
Richie Barshay: percussion
Jean Rohe, Hilary Shaw, Nate Barshay: background vocals


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Richie Barshay Northampton, Massachusetts

“Homework introduces a major rhythm voice on the rise” says Downbeat magazine, and The Guardian (UK) praises “the arrival of a major innovator who also knows how to have fun.”
On tour and recordings with Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Esperanza Spalding, Lee Konitz, The Klezmatics, Fred Hersch, Kenny Werner, Natalie Merchant among others.
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