In 2015 I wrote a less complete version of this song, Flint Hills, for Salsa Cycles. I rode the DK 200 in 2015 and 2016, and saw firsthand what a tremendously positive impact this race has had on the community. I went back to the song and wrote a couple more verses. With the help of my partners at Salsa Cycles and Dirty Kanza Promotions we want to use this song to help support DK co-founder Joel Dyke’s wife Michelle and family.
When I first attempted to make a living as a musician I was driving around the country playing in little coffee shops and sleeping at rest stops in the back of an 1985 Ford F150. Those days were fed by an ambitious romanticism for a ragged, hand to mouth life on the road.