Howdy friends of Joe Eddie!
Here you can listen to the complete playlist of all videos for “As The River Turns: The Red River Adventures Of Captain Joe Eddie”, by Joe Eddie.
About the song collection
These songs were written as part of the summer-long Songwriting Challenge sponsored by our local brewery, Half Brothers Brewing Company, in downtown Grand Forks. Contestants were asked to submit a new song, recorded live, each week through the months of June, July, and August.
For my submissions to the songwriter challenge, I submitted a new song written fresh each week, which taken together intend to tell a continuous story, called “As The River Turns: The Red River Adventures Of Captain Joe Eddie”. I’m angling for a sort of river fishing adventure story.
Although I was not named a finalist for the competition, I am happy to have the songs, and the story, and the experience. The song collection was even featured by columnist Brad Dokken in the Grand Forks Herald “Outdoors” section!
BRAD DOKKEN COLUMN: August ends with catfish songs and a prized ‘Hen’
In the future, I am hoping to play the songs from “As The River Turns: The Red River Adventures Of Captain Joe Eddie” in a series of live shows around the region, and perhaps record them in a studio, with some talented musicians, for a full release. I think the songs will perform well each on their own, and together they tell a fun and interesting mythological story.
I want to mention a SPECIAL THANKS to my friends Kevin Grinde and Dennis Riedhammer, for filming and helping produce many of the videos in the collection, and for supporting my efforts in the songwriting challenge, and moreso in the creation of this artwork, in which I could not have done so well without them. Thanks guys!
Complete playlist of all videos for “As The River Turns: The Red River Adventures Of Captain Joe Eddie”, by Joe Eddie
Click each title for music video and complete lyrics!
1. Ain’t Gon’ Fishin’ (In The Mornin’)
2. Lady Foot Dangle
3. All On The Banks Of The Muddy Red River
4. Into The Belly Of The Catfish
5. As The River Turns
6. The Catfish Mermaid (Or, The Transformation Of Captain Joe Eddie Into A Catfish)
7. Catfish Stew
8. I Am A River
9. Happier And Richer (Catchin’ Fish)
10. Changes Upon Changes
11. The Earring Song
12. Where Have All The Catfish Gone?
I never even knew there were mermaid brides out there, until I wrote these songs. I mean I have heard of mermaids, heard of sightings, but I didn’t know if they were really real, let alone that they could become a sailor’s bride.
That’s when I really learned what it meant to be a sailor, what it meant to sail, and all the many ways we all can go a-sailing in our lives, in this world. We create worlds when we sail, it should be obvious, it’s of the greatest legends of our founding times, how the explorers left England and Spain, to Discover the New World, and they did, they sure did, we’re living it today, with all our politics and policies, our nations and our heroes, it all started with sailing projects. It’s amazing, we’re literally living in a world created by sailors going out to sea, and so it is now becoming apparent to me how worlds can be created by just setting sail.
It’s a story of discovery and rebirth; and in the end, you’re left to find your own way again. A little bit lost, but knowing a little bit more, maybe a lot more, than you did before. It’s very symmetrical, there’s a complete duality to the entire story, and I’m really excited and inspired by the powerful possibilities it represents and promises for future work and adventures.
I hope you’ll listen to the songs as if reading a book, listening to the stories and thinking about them for yourself, a little bit selfishly, as you would a good book.
And I hope you enjoy the songs, and the story. I realize they’re a little long, and the cuts are a little rough … Hopefully, in the near future, plans will be made to record and perform all of these songs with more musicians, with more rehearsal and strength, cooked long like a good catfish stew, and we end up with a nice little folk story.
If you’re following along, I sure thank you, and please feel free to let me know what you think of “As The River Turns: The Red River Adventures Of Captain Joe Eddie”!
The collection is here, anytime —