Epitaph (in memory of Annie)

by Nathaniel Johnstone

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When my friend Annie passed away a few weeks ago, I and some of her friends gathered together to record this. It was (and still is) a sad time for us all but I think that the act of making this was helpful to each of us in coming to terms with our grief.

The words and melody come from an ancient Greek tombstone. It is the oldest known complete musical work. Here's a link with more information: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seikilos_epitaph

While you life, shine / Seek no trouble or sorrow at all
For we are here just a short while / And time will always demand its toll


released 14 February 2014
Nathaniel Johnstone: Guitar, Vocal, Baritone Ukulele, programming
Mel: Vocal
Paul Mayden: Guitar
Stephen Robinson: Bass
Bergen McMurray: Tenor Ukulele
Libby Bulloff: Viola, Percussion

Chorus: Mel, Vivian, Bergen, Lindsay, Chris, Nathan, Noah, Jon



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Nathaniel Johnstone Seattle, Washington

The Nathaniel Johnstone Band hails from Seattle, WA, lead by multi-instrumentalist Nathaniel Johnstone (violin, viola, banjo, mandolin, and guitar). Their vibrant sound crosses boundaries and borders, resulting in a blend of European, Middle Eastern, and South American music with Jazz, Rock, Surf, Folk, Gothic, and Steampunk influences. ... more

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