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I was living in Winnipeg in the late 1990s and a friend contacted me to see if I could help a friend of his with putting music to a song he wrote for a Canadian man (David Milgaard) wrongly accused and imprisoned by the Canadian justice system for a crime he didn't commit. He was finally exonerated and about to be released after spending 23 years in jail.

This songwriter had been moved to write a song about his ordeal and give it to Milgaard upon his release. When I heard the story I was in. I created the musical arrangements for the song. It must have been hard to get to see Mr Milgaard that day, and shortly after that I lost track of the songwriter.

However I kept working on the music as an instrumental piece, adding arrangements to it. In these times of uncertainty, I think we should have some boldness and speak things we may have kept for ourselves for so long. At least that's something I feel strongly about. So I sent the music to Mr Milgaard last year and he loved it.

A video version is also available here: vimeo.com/626076387

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from HERE - The Journey (free), released October 5, 2021

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Barefoot Heart Taber, Alberta

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Piano solo and instrumental music born out of improvisation.

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