Grumman At The Keel (single)

by Amber Cross

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I wrote this song for a friend who shared with me his love for his old-school, 15ft Grumman Canoe. The canoe, known as the Starkell (named after Don Starkell) had been on 49 different bodies of water in California. In honor of her 50th, he was making a compilation video of his adventures with his canoe. Inspired by his story, I wrote 'Grumman at the Keel' for him to use in his video.


Grumman at the Keel
Written by Amber Cross
© 2014

You can call her silver, you can call her friend
She can take you up the river, and bring you back again
No matter where I paddle, when I reach an end
I've got 15ft of aero grade aluminum

I don't ask questions, it's like she knows the way
Before I begin to tell her, before I start to say
She walks on water, in that old school way
She's my 15 feet of aero grade aluminum

And I know that she's not fancy
I just like the way I feel
When I'm on the water paddling
With my Grumman at the keel


released January 15, 2015
Amber Cross- acoustic guitar and vocals
James Moore- lead guitar and harmonica

Recorded at Painted Sky Studio, Harmony, CA
Mixed and Mastered by Steve Crimmel



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Amber Cross San Luis Obispo, California

Upon first hearing the straightforward, old-school country songs of Amber Cross, you might at first think you are listening to an archival Smithsonian recording. Her old-time voice is clear and captivating. She's a singer and songwriter who writes from her own life’s struggles and experiences, delivering her stories with unforgettable power and emotion. Originally from Maine, now residing in CA ... more

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