Siren of the Whiskeytown Roadhouse

Isabel -- a siren, a spirit -- is a fixture at the Whiskeytown Roadhouse*. This song tells the story of how Isabel came to California and why she's so bitter about it.  

The tale began in Ireland long ago and it begged for an Irish melody, so I borrowed an old folk tune for this song.  The Irish version is "Red is the Rose," in Scotland they sing "The Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond."  And at the Whiskeytown Roadhouse, it's  the tragic story of "Isabel." 

This song (and others) are available as free downloads on our Still Married website. 

It’s a mythical honky-tonk: One part Cheers, one part Brigadoon, shaken with an ornery, old west attitude - that’s the Whiskeytown Roadhouse.

The Whiskeytown Roadhouse lives in the past and the present. It’s inhabited by ghosts and lost souls, lovers and their sordid stories, and it’s tucked away in a canyon on the rough-and-tumble back roads of old Shasta County.

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