Day for Night - (Waiting For A) Westbound Train

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In a September 2019 rehearsal, Day for Night performs a real anomaly in my recent songwriting output. It was speedy in every way: The idea, inspired by a conductor's announcement on an Amtrak train, came to me in a flash. I wrote the song in a couple of days, as opposed to the usual two or three years. And Gretchen and I learned it within weeks, as opposed to the usual . . . you get the idea. It was actually an eastbound train we were waiting for, somewhere in Massachusetts, as we began a trip to Colorado. But between the alliteration, which is nothing to be sneezed at in country songwriting, and the potent symbolism of East vs. West in the American story, I had to bend the facts to suit the reality. Written in Boulder, Colo., in June 2019.

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from Seven Chords and Some Truth, released December 31, 2019
Doug Hubley, lead guitar and vocal; Gretchen Schaefer, 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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