Where I grew up, there was a sense of despair woven into the fabric of life. Hard work defined you. Illness or injury would take you. And faith was that near-intangible that would save you. Above it all, the wind blew over the crops, like a spirit from the surrounding high-desert, longing to reclaim its rightful territory…

My mother toiled through her childhood, a household containing 13 siblings. Adulthood brought her to a little café to waitress and eventually marry the owner - who would become my father and that of my siblings. Perhaps his death during my infancy, adds fuel to those universal questions: Where am I from? Where am I going? Who am I?…

In my own strange way, I am compelled to continue grappling for understanding, by resurrecting, upon a different foundation, that roadside café that was called: Barnes Bar-B-Q.

Rick Barnes [2010 Creative Spirit Award Winner; Gold, Folk / Singer/Songwriter.]

Debut release contains the contributions of Nicholas Russell, Kristen Barnes & Rick Barnes.

...just another working day in idaho...