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Nancy Kelly

Story

This is the first song I wrote in our new house in May 2007. I was upstairs one night in the music room with the little dormer window open and the breeze wafted in and sort of took me by surprise and I just knew. . .it was time to continue the story of this new season in our lives.

Nancy Kelly

Story

This is the first mix of the Mix House version of this song and I hope Scott doesn't mind me posting it already. I had changed some melody in the chorus that sounds a tad more interesting over the last year and I'm pretty happy with the direction it's going in now! Scott added some percussion and a bit of guitar and such. Will upload new developments as we add stuff.

Elizabeth Deusman / Nancy Kelly

Story

I met Liz Deusman at a backyard bbq in 2009 that New Ridge played music for and she asked me to help her write a song for her husband.  I asked her to write down some ideas for the song, memories and such that she'd want to include, then I'd arrange the words into a song.  This is what we came up with. 

Lyrics by Elizabeth Duesman and Nancy Kelly

Music by Nancy Kelly

Recorded by Wesley Steele

Nancy Kelly with New Ridge (Trio)
Nancy Kelly

Story

This is our latest recorded version featuring New Ridge (band) as a trio

  • Lyrics/Music by Nancy Kelly © 2013
  • Recording by Wesley Steele - Dog Lips Studio
  • Piano / Lead Vocal Nancy Kelly
  • Guitar / Harmony Vocal Wendy Matson
  • Bass / Wesley Steele

I've been playing music with 2 other musicians lately and we decided to use New Ridge as our band name. We all identify with the lyrics of this song, feeling a need to crest a new ridge in our music, and in our lives, and the only way to do that is start climbing up. Sometimes you need help up the hill and that's where the horse comes in, which is symbolic of the higher power we can each appeal to for assistance.

Where this imagery comes from, since I'm not a horseback rider, is from listening to *Bob Caldwell, (pastor of Calvary Chapel Boise) who is a horseback rider, talk about his experiences riding in the mountains and likening it to a spiritual journey. Because he would refer to it often, I began to collect the phrases he'd share that pertained to the subject. Over time an entire page filled, so I arrranged the words together to create the song. The melody emerged too from this process coming together in one big inspiration. Then, when each member of the band added their musical parts, it grew into what it is here.

*I sent Bob an email telling him about the song and offered to include him in the credits but he declined saying it was my creativity. But I do like to try to give credit where it's due and can do that by telling you the story of how I got the song.

Nancy Kelly with New Ridge Trio
08/15/2013
Nancy Kelly

Story

My New Ridge bandmate Wesley Steele recorded this North End for us in his living room - thank you Wes!  Click HERE for the song story and video version of this song. 

  • Lyrics/Music by Nancy Kelly © 2013
  • Recording by Wesley Steele - Dog Lips Studio
  • Piano / Lead Vocal Nancy Kelly
  • Guitar / Harmony Vocal Wendy Matson
  • Bass / Wesley Steele
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