Community of Goodness
Community of Goodness
“Celebrating Ben Logan & The Land Remembers” with Troubadour Larry Long & Storyteller Tom Thibodeau.

Once you’ve lived on the land, been a partner with its moods, secrets, and seasons, you cannot leave.  The living land remembers, touching you in unguarded moments, saying, “I am here. You are part of me.”  When this happens to me, I go home again in mind, or in person, back to that hilltop world in southwestern Wisconsin. . . The land is my genesis.  I was born there, cradled by the land and I’m always there even though I’ve been a wanderer.  I cannot leave the land.  How can I when a thousand sounds, sights, and smells tell me that I’m part of it? Let me hear the murmur of the dusk of the summer nights.  Sitting beneath the maple tree in the front yard hearing the voices of the people I have loved.”  – Ben Logan, The Land Remembers: The Story of a Farm and Its People

Featured songs:  Farmers, Miners, Preachers, & Cobblers | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1976; Renewed 2022 BMI;  John Deere Have a Beer | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1979; Renewed 2022 BMI; Grandma’s Penny Sale (Give a Prayer for the Farmer | Words & Music by Larry Long | Copyright Larry Long 1981; Renewed 2022 BM