Lyrics by Ellen Kaye | Music by Ethan Fein
We all come from somewhere. Our own past swirls around us, fog like, mysterious, unknowable. The deeper we get into the telling of our own tales the more the past tugs, nips and bites.
All my life I looked forward, but in my late fifties I found myself looking back to the stories that made my world and the worlds of my ancestors.
This is our project, Old Bones Odyssey. Like my Puritan ancestors who arrived in the colonies in 1635 on a ship called The Planter, we’re embarking on an odyssey. Like my Russian Jewish grandparents who came through Ellis Island in the late nineteenth century, we’re setting sail for parts unknown. We’re exploring American history through a small portal that takes us into my genetic and philosophical family tree. Each of us comes from a fascinating jumble of people. Each life traces a map that leads us to today.
Our aim is discovery. To gain a deeper understanding of our world and our country right now.
Ellen Courtney Kaye with Ethan Fein & Alan Joseph