This week's freebie features a shout-out to all our dear companions.
A band that's been around for more than 40 has a pretty big extended family -- current members, former members, brothers and sisters, moms and dads, long-time buddies and new friends just now coming through the door.
On an especially chatty evening like last night, the stories we tell each other at a rehearsal can claim just about as much times as the songs we play.
Well, it occurs to us that one particular tune we do -- one we've played at events as diverse as happy reunions and, well, more often at bittersweet departures -- comes very close to crystallizing that feeling of such a long communion. Here's to all our dear companions.
Click to hear the tune.