“Ten More Miles” was written on a forestry lookout on the Big Bend of the Columbia River. Influenced by “the Brand New Tennessee Waltz” by Jesse Winchester, “Dire Wolf” from the Grateful Dead and “ the Cremation of Sam McGee” a poem by Robert Service, the story in the song take place in the winter of 1893 in the Kootenay area of British Columbia. It is about a young man seeking his fortune prospecting for silver and gold who gets caught in a blizzard/snowstorm and unltimately perishes.
This song was recorded twice in my early recording career and this particular rendition is from my 1982 release “Molloy” on Silvertip Records out of Calgary Alberta. The song has been immensely popular on both my Reverbnation page and by SoundCloud page as well. Triplestrand Productions picked “Ten More Miles” from several tunes I submitted. It has been released worldwide on their current international compilation cd as of March 4 2019. If you happen to hear it on your local radio please let me know. Have a great day! C