This collection features nods to old and new, as one could surmise from it's title. It reflects my feeling of being "re-rooted" in my acoustic guitar picking and contemporary-folk style, but also includes a few pieces composed on the piano, including one instrumental for which I also wrote the saxophone part. (Lucky for you I didn't play that.) The songs' inspiration came through reconnection with friends I have loved for decades, time spent in nature, craziness of our modern world, enduring love...and red shoes. Good days are more easily had in red shoes.