In the 1860's a young woman boards a sailing ship that will take her across the Atlantic to America. She falls for a sailor, they wed and start a life together in Virginia. He is soon drafted into the Civil War, deserts and vanishes. Now alone, she picks herself up and goes west, to California and Mexico, gold mining towns and saloons, indian missions, bullfighting arenas, stagecoaches and romance.
Words and music by Paul Marsteller. Produced by Gabriel Rhodes. Vocals by Leah K Manning and Paul Marsteller. All instrumental performances by Gabriel Rhodes, except Paul Marsteller, guitar, Hunt Sales, percussion, Brian Standefer, cello and Richard Bowden, fiddle.