Delebrate Woodstock

Celebrate Woodstock 2020
This salute to the 1969 Wodstock Festival is a cinematic, technicolor explosion of music and memories. We do not attempt to accurately portray the event or the generation that bears its name. This is just how we choose to remember it.

Woodstock" by Runaway Express is a fictional, idealistic account of a singular event that took place in the Catskill Mountains just after man's first walk on the moon. We couldn't resist filling our movie with historical fabrications, naive generalizations, and a taste of profound universal truth. It's a romantic fantasy, and a return to false hope.

Runaway Express

This is a work in progress. New artwork and info coming soon.

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Listen to the entire CELEBRATE WOODSTOCK 2020, or dowload the album at
Download SMALL TOWNS and HOWLIN' AT THE MOON at CD Baby, iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify
PO Box 2333, Englewood, CO 80150, USA

The Scenes

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    1. QUINCY -ratts
    2. COME ON -ratts
    3. YESTERDAYS CHILDREN COLLAGE -(goin' up the country, archer and valerie on the radio, chest fever, circle game, suzie q, and america)
    4. WOODSTOCK -mitchell
    5. LET FREEDOM RING -ratts
    6. SUMMER OF '69 -ratts

    7. FRIDAY EVENING COLLAGE -(the 'how is it out there' raga, my generation, mr. tambourine man, summer in the city, america, get together)
    8. MOTHERLAND -ratts
    9. SATURDAY MORNING COLLAGE -(all through the night, i had a dream, sleepers awake, at the hop, book of love)
   10. STREETS OF HEAVEN -ratts

   11. RAINSTORM PRELUDE COLLAGE -(circle game, i wish i could have been there, rainfall piano)
   12. RAINFALL -ratts
   13. SATURDAY NIGHT COLLAGE -(new york times, little help from my friends, ripple, uncle john's band, st. stephen, martha, the other one, dance to the music, woodstock, mr. soul, somebody to love, wanna take you higher, soul sacrifice, woodstock, volunteers, give peace a chance, let the sunshine in, all you need is love
   14. CELEBRATION -ratts

   15. THE SUNDAY COLLAGE -(piece of my heart, white rabbit, we're not gonna take it)
   16. THE RIDE -ratts
   17. QUINCY'S EPILOGUE =ratts
   18. MONDAY MORNING COLLAGE -(whiter shade of pale, sunshine of your love, america, star spangled banner, and america again, with Woodstock poem by charles john quarto)

The Band

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Jim Ratts
     * Vocals
     * Guitar
     * Keys

Salli Severing Ratts
     * Vocals
     * Art design

Butch Hause
     * Bass
     * Vocals

Chris Stongle
     * Drums

Ernie Martinez
     * Mandolin
     * Banjo
     * Guitars
     * Percussion
     * Bass
     * Dobro
     * Pedal steel

Rob Lowe
     * Piano

Daniel Jones
     * Steel

Ted Cole
     * Flute
     * Wind Synthesizer

Ed Contreras
     * Percussion

Scott Bennett
     * Electric and Acoutic Guitars
     * Head of the Arrangement Integrity         Department

Dana Vernon
     * Electric Guitar

Gordon Burt
     * Fiddle

The Supporting Cast

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Tim Cook (vocals)
Jim Salestrom (vocals)
Mollie O'Brien (vocals)
Tim Irvin (vocals)
Kyle & Maura O'Brien (vocals)
Beth Leachman (vocals)
Margot Krimmel (harp)
Amy Nugent (vocals)
John Magnie (accordion)
Bill Pontarelli (clarinet)
Natalie Padilla (fiddle)
Jan Duncan (vocals)
Anne McCaine-Plungis (vocals)
Vickie Livingston (sibling harmonies and piano)
Debi Blair (vocals)
Susan Dixon (authentic Colours vocals)
Vickie Jones (vocals)
Mary Huckins (vocals)
CARNELIAN featuring Peggy Dennis, Sarah Stires, Dora Silver (vocals)
Marla Downer (vocals)
UPSY DAISY: Izzy Aurand, Jeanette Gallagher (vocals)
Jolly Demis (vocals)
Dave Small (vocals)
Jerrod Severing (vocals)
Juanita Aurand (vocals)
Bob Turner (vocals & handclaps)
Steve Pierce (vocals)
Guy Steagall (electric guitar)
Michael St. James (vocals)
Fred Beyers (organ)
Hannah Alkire (cello)
Sandy Reay (handclaps and website design)
Susan Permut (narration)
Warren Floyd (autoharp)
Annie Phillips (character voice)
Archer & Valerie (radio voices)
Charles John Quarto (poetry)
The crowds of Englewood & Golden, Colorado


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Produced, engineered and mastered
by Jim Ratts for RAVEN RECORDS
Also mastered by David Glasser at Air Show

Photography by Bill Patterson
Watercolor by William Matthews
Design by Greg. Carr(, Salli Severing Ratts, & jratts

All of Jim's songs are James Lloyd Publishing, BMI
All cover songs are licensed through Harry Fox or Easy Song Licensing

See more:
Listen to 'Quincy' from Celebrate Woodstock
Celebrate Woodstock CD
From Small Towns to Woodstock

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P.O. Box 2333
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Now available on CD, recently re-mastered Runaway projects from the 80s; including Cadillac Dreams, Headed West, Kansas Skies, and 0. Each of these lengthy albums (from 64 to 96 minutes) is available for $15. Only by mail.