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CD RELEASE SHOW May 22nd at the Avalon Lodge, Eugene

Going To Lift My Voice is the first album by Cross Current, an Americana duo uniting singer/songwriters Ken Zimmerman and Steve Gibson. The album features 14 original songs with themes ranging from love, friendship, and the natural world to social issues such as homelessness, ecology, and the struggles of working folks. Cross Current is rooted in the folk tradition of making songs that matter, while incorporating musical elements from blues, gospel, and rock to tell contemporary stories of struggle and hope. Cross Current came together out of the belief that music can make a difference in our lives and in our world. Going to Lift My Voice is an attempt to express that belief in song.

The songs:
1. Going to Lift My Voice (Zimmerman)
A new hymn to the redeeming power of music.

2. Seven Devils Road (Gibson)
A true story about a chromite surface mine on the Oregon Coast

3. No Place Like Oregon (Zimmerman)
In the summer time!

4. Broken Circle (Gibson)
How we treat others is a reflection of our society.

5. Fine Fine Fine (Zimmerman)
Finding hope when everything is going wrong

6. Poverty State (Gibson)
The homeless are part of us.

7. Gone To The Mill (Zimmerman)
An elegy for victims of industry

8. Carbon Footprint Blues (Gibson)
A new kind of green

9. I Love The Rain (Zimmerman)
That’s why we live here.

10. Devil’s Highway (Gibson)
A story of crossing into the US from Mexico. Based on the book by Luis Alberto Urrea

11. Sweet Adeline (Zimmerman)
Love found, lost, and found again

12. Sweet You (Gibson)
True love… with swing!

13. Another Song For Woody Guthrie (Zimmerman)
“because some things are worth repeating…”

14. Cast Your Bread (Gibson)
Together we can make a better world.

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