A concept album about a psychological journey that unfolds as the album develops, it is filled with pain and regret but also a universal story of great hope and love that can carry us through difficult times.
The concept of Juniper Mountain began in the year 2001 with two instrumentals (“Red Haired Boy” and “The Ballad of Seamus O’Mally”) and the idea of creating a concept album about these two separated lovers and the plight of the protagonist. The story centers around his journey from Ireland to America to earn money to marry, but he is immediately drafted off the boat into the Civil War. From there he battles with psychological impacts from the war as he works his way ultimately to San Francisco. It is a story filled with pain and regret..but also a universal story of a great hope and love that can carry us through difficult times. This is a journey that unfolds as the album develops. It is a throwback to yesteryear when albums were listened to in their entirety and that get better the more it is dug into.