From The Desk Of The Innocence Mission: Vashti Bunyan’s “Train Song”

Next year marks the 30th anniversary of the first innocence mission album. Since then, the Lancaster, Pa., band—wife/husband duo Karen and Don Peris (both play multiple instruments and sing) and bassist Mike Bitts—has released nine more LPs. The latest is Sun On The Square (Badman), which also features Peris children Anna (viola) and Drew (violin) on a couple tracks. Karen and Don will be guest editing all week.

Karen: “Train Song” by Vashti Bunyan, from 1966, is one of my favorite things to listen to on any given day. It has such a tangible atmosphere that it is like a place you can visit. And at the center of this place is the beauty of Vashti Bunyan’s voice, which is captured in this recording especially well.