Welcome to the private downloads page for Kathy Greenholdt’s new album, The Pilgrim. To download a song (or the .zip file of all songs), right-click on the name below to “save link as” to your device. Album production credits and liner notes follow the track list.
All songs written by Kathy Greenholdt.
Arranged and produced by Steve Dawson.
Kathy Greenholdt: vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar on #6, and Lynn Greenholdt’s mountain dulcimer for the very last note of #1.
Steve Dawson: all other parts, including harmony vocals, guitars, dulcimer, bass, drums and percussion, banjo, harmonium, mandolin, and violin.
Recorded and mixed by Steve Dawson at Kernel Sound Emporium.
Mastered by Peter Andreadis at All City Mastering.
For lyrics, click here.
Kathy’s Album Notes
This album is dedicated to the memory of my sister, Lynn Greenholdt (1965-2014), who traveled often and journeyed through life well. These songs also are for my companions on two life-changing pilgrimages.
The first time I called myself a pilgrim was in 2013, when I went to Spain with a Jesuit group to explore the lives of two 16th-Century Catholic saints, Ignatius of Loyola and Teresa of Ávila. I had a small guitar with me, and while we were in the mystical mountains of Montserrat, I wrote a song. “From My Window” includes sounds I recorded of children playing below the window of my room and bells ringing in the nearby basilica.
Our group then continued on from Spain to Rome. There we saw Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s famous sculpture of Teresa, which later inspired the song “Desire: The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa of Ávila.”
My sister Lynn loved to travel and helped prepare me for my journey. But she also was battling cancer, and the following year, she passed away. To honor her, I became a pilgrim again, this time joining Lynn’s friends to scatter her ashes in Barcelona and Paris. I said my final goodbye during a solo return visit to Montserrat. Songs #1, #2, and #7 are for Lynn.
Thank you for listening.