With the memories of my recent trip to Southern California with my son Andrew still fresh in my mind, I’ve recorded a thematically related oldie here to go along with the song “Broken Together.” Most of you guys will recognize “Rob and Carolee” from the e.p. “Little, Big” which I co-produced with my dear friend and musical compadre Rob Watson; He’s the “Rob” in this little slice-of-life number, and together with his wife “Carolee,” serves as inspiration for a song which celebrates the many virtues of lasting friendships. A number of years have passed since I last stayed at my friends' place in Eagle Rock, but the incredible hospitality, warmth, kindness, generosity, love, and laughter which I found so comforting in past visits, remains a constant. It is truly a home away from home. I was especially thrilled to have Andrew with me, whom Rob hadn’t seen since my son was a child, and whom Carolee had never met. They all became fast friends; exactly what I intuited would happen.
While I’ve taken the liberty to make a few inconsequential adjustments to the lyrics, this current recording of “Rob and Carolee” is a reasonable facsimile of the demo I first played for Rob when we began to record “Little, Big.”