Just A Moment In The Night

from Songs by Doug Hubley: Last Call Waltz by Day for Night



For a few years I wanted to write a song about three sounds that catch my heart’s notice: a train horn in the distance, pedal steel guitar especially by Sneaky Pete Kleinow, and the voice of my wife and musical partner, Gretchen Schaefer. But a number of writing attempts that hewed close to that literal theme went nowhere. Finally I wrestled the controls away from the conceptual scheme so that the words could go where they wanted. This is the result. Gretchen, steel, and the train are all still there, but now as prominent elements in a larger depiction of the pleasures and pains of passing time. From a September 2019 rehearsal.


from Songs by Doug Hubley: Last Call Waltz, released August 18, 2020
Gretchen Schaefer, guitar and vocal. Doug Hubley, lead guitar and vocal.


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Doug Hubley Portland, Maine

Doug Hubley is a musician and writer in Maine.

He has covered arts and lifestyle for publications in Maine and Massachusetts.

Doug began learning guitar in 1966, and hopes to finish the job one day. He has played with such bands as the Fashion Jungle, the Cowlix, the Boarders and Howling Turbines.

Today he is one-half of Day for Night, an acoustic country band also starring Gretchen Schaefer.
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