I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Behind the Song
In 2014, Erik Jensen, my long time friend and band mate died after a long illness. The night before his memorial service, I was hanging out at his house with his ex-wife and daughter. I picked up an acoustic guitar and started playing this song. His daughter picked up a mandolin and joined in. Erik and I had actually covered the song in our band about 20 years previous.
We ended up playing it at his memorial service. After that, I started thinking about recording an Appalachian and/or Celtic version similar to what we had done at the memorial. Eventually I figured there's not much difference between Celtic and Appalachian anyway.
I got a hold of Tyler Duncan, who had played the Uilleann pipes and bodhran about fifteen years earlier on Pyrrhic Victory.