by Katey Laurel
I was fortunate to get to write with Phil Allen (he was one of the engineers on "Periscope")...and I had been slightly obsessed with Eddie Vedder's mandolin tune "Rise" from "Into the Wild" for the past few weeks since I heard it on someone's video online. I wanted to write a simple tune on my mandolin, and Phil pointed out that his family background was less anthemic than "Rise" and more like "keep your head down and carry on." So that's the song we wrote. Anthemically, of course. Enjoy "Carry On." His version sounds better but I didn't ask him if I could post it, so you get mine. ;) I think we'll lose the last line of the bridge on the final version, whenever that may be. Happy New Year Everyone!!