When I wrote THRU: An Appalachian Trail Love Story, one of my characters named Sky Writer composed a tune as she hiked north to track the emotional experience of walking from Georgia to Maine — a sort of national anthem for the NOBO nation. It was titled Amicalola in honor of the first major landmark on the AT Approach Trail thru-hikers see as they hike through Amicalola Falls State Park.
I can neither read nor write music, but I can somewhat carry a tune. So, with tremendous self consciousness, I sang to song to a wonderful young woman named Emmy Law who recorded it on her smart phone. Then, she sang and recorded the song giving it a level of vitality I could never have imagined.
If you are interested in hearing it click on http://www.atmuseum.org and give it a listen. I hope you enjoy hearing it as much as Emmy and I enjoyed creating it. A million thanks to my pal Joe Harold who produced this outstanding video.