Jesse Dyen is a great songwriter and social activist from California. During Camp Casey, he fell into the job of head sound engineer and emcee of the Camp Casey II stage.
Some of the original Camp Casey folks gathered back down there over Thanksgiving. I considered going but: a) I had no voice (something that’s happened again this weekend…) and b) I really needed time with my family.
While back down there, Jesse became one of the Prairie Chapel Twelve, folks arrested for their non-violent protest of a new law that restricts camping on the public access to Bush’s ranch…along Prairie Chapel Road.
Anyway, sometime in the midst of all that, Jesse was sitting around Camp Casey II, one night around midnight. Zac Barton pulled out a stereo mic and mini-recorder, and Jesse pulled out his cover of my song “Prairie Chapel Road.” I have to say, I like it quite a bit.
Listen to it here: