Bobbi Carmitchell

Bobbi Carmitchell » County Wide

County WideRecorded at Haverstick Films in beautiful downtown Lancaster, by Michelle Mercure, this recording of all original music is Bobbi’s most honest writing to date. The arrangements are intentionally left sparse and open, to give the listener room to listen. Drawing from a lifetime of memories of living in Lancaster County, Bobbi started composing songs for this project while of tour for three months just weeks after September 11, 2001.

Criss-crossing the country and flying when nobody really wanted to, Bobbi’s thoughts drifted toward home and the friends, family and land that she loves. Songs like "Best Of It All", were written from experiences of road traveling and missing home. "Sunday Afternoon" speaks of what we all search for in our lives…contentment. "Rocky Springs Saturday Night" has been the biggest surprise to Bobbi. It was intended as a musical gift to her mother, Charlotte, who used to tell stories of when the now closed amusement park was in its prime. Dance bands, paddleboats and the famous Rocky Springs carousel all have their turn in this sweet, waltz-like song. Every time she performs the song, someone is always coming up after the show and sharing their personal memories of the park. If you’ve got some, send it our way!