"The sun gently lays the valley's burden down."
With these words, Rob Case begins to paint a beautiful picture of the untamed New Mexico terrain that serves as the stage for his childhood memories--and emphasizes the freedom he felt when traveling there. In his image-laden song "Homeplace," Rob strives to convey to his audience the wild world in which he grew up and the tenderness of the memories he carries. In this episode, Emmeline and Rob discuss the importance of imagery and sensory input in songs, how songs are like vaccines, and why it's better for some things to continue to elicit a deeply emotional reaction. This episode also features a special appearance by Rob's wife, Lynda, who shares a bit about their love story and how their relationship has inspired other songs in his catalog.
For more information about Rob's journey, or to hear more of his music, visit his official website. To learn more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or visit the Journey of Series official webpage. You can also hear songs from previous episodes on the Journey of a Song Spotify playlist.