This album is called "Songs Passed Down Generation To Generation Until They're All Folked Up". I (Alex) recorded it for my grandfather, Eric Loeb, in the winter of 2007. I then released it on a CD for him on my DIY record label, and hosted a house show for him to celebrate the release on March 4th 2007. These were all songs I heard him play from before I can even remember. He learned them throughout his life, and had stories of his own for each and everyone of them. I'm posting this now because he passed away on March 24th 2011. I included a song that wasn't on the original album, "I Aint Got No Home" which we had recorded of us playing the song together some what recently. I hope that everyone can have these songs to remember him and keep the songs and ideas he loved and lived out alive.
released March 28, 2011
From my father, Bram Loeb: Today was a sad day for my family... I had just arrived at the No Fracking rally in Albany, indoors in the belly of the beast, the legislative office building, when my phone rang. My Dad, Dr. Eric Loeb, made the journey this morning to be with Spirit. He was a loving gentle husband to my mom for 50 years this June. He was a loving, caring and patient father to five children, grandfather to nine, and great-grandfather to five. Through his life's work as a psychologist he helped thousands, and he loved his practice so much that he was still working full time at age 80. In his younger years he enjoyed calling square dances. He played folk songs on guitar ranging from Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, who taught him bango, to old sailor and cowboy songs. He was active in the anti-vietnam war movement and civil rights movement in the 60's and early 70's. He worked to push for a nuclear weapons freeze with Psychologists for Social Responsibility and always supported my mom's work in the struggle for Native American rights. He worked to stop the nuclear waste dump here in NY. He was active in the last ten years with Veterans for Peace, and more recently heavily involved in our fight against Hydrofracking. Over the years he was an advocate for many childhood abuse victims. He exemplified Standing On The Side of Love, a philosophy of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation where he was a member, and worked for social justice and human rights. Throughout his entire life he showed his love of all and touched so many lives. He truly walked the Red Road, living to serve the people. He will be missed and remembered by so many. Today a bright light made his transcendence to the Spirit World. We Will Always Love You Dad.
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