As I’m checking in with you all today, it’s already beginning to feel like Autumn: misty mornings, spiderwebs, leaves beginning to fall — and I’m not mad about it. This is my favorite time of year, and as we cozy up in the recording studio to work on the new Celtic Christmas album between tours, I’m reminded of a very particular tune and memories of writing it.
In early Autumn 2020, we released a mysterious instrumental single. We wanted to capture this fleeting time of year — nights are getting longer, days are getting shorter — and it always feels like you’re chasing the sun.
🏜 Inspired by a story our mother once told us about meeting a prospector in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona when she was 6 years old, Meet Me At Dawn tells the tale of a group of friends who get roped into searching for a mysterious gold mine, which refuses to be found. It's from our new album, Dragonfly. (Listen and buy here)
Meet Me at Dawn is one of those wildcard tracks that ended up on the new album with all three of us wondering "where did this one come from?"
It was inspired by a story our mom was telling us a few months ago. When she was little, her dad took her on a road trip out to Arizona where they went into the superstition mountains. While there, she befriended a real-life prospector named Jack. He was searching for the lost dutchman gold mine, which is infamous for being the most lost-and-found-again gold mine in the west.
While I (Greta) was looking around for ideas and moods and stories for songs to write, this idea of a dry and dusty mountain trail, rattlesnakes...