It’s Thanksgiving in a few days, the time of year when we think of the harvest and giving thanks for good food and, well, anything and everything really. Next week people will be turning their minds toward Christmas and Christmas music. But nobody ever seems to give any thought to Thanksgiving music – or more specifically, music celebrating autumn and all things harvesty.
Harvest – by Lisa Theriot
A Turning of Seasons is, as the title suggests, an themed album celebrating all the seasons of the year with songs for each. Lisa originally wanted to put the traditional song, John Barleycorn, in for the harvest season. But she wasn’t really happy with any of the extant versions, so she wrote her own, and Harvest is the result. It has since become one of her most popular songs.
There are a couple of other songs for autumn on the album as well – The Weaving Made (written by Victoria Ganger) and The Urge For Going (written by Joni Mitchel).
The Urge For Going
The Weaving Made
Hear more songs from A Turning of Seasons here.