Eight Dollar Boogie

One of my first musical projects was writing a piece for each member of my immediate family (see Family Suite). But it's high time I wrote a piece in honor of the person who first got me started in music, oversaw my piano practicing as a kid, played piano duets with me, practiced wonderful classical music herself for me to listen to as I fell asleep at night, and is now one of my biggest fans. I know she loves playing boogie woogie music and likes anything in a minor key, like I do, so this one's for her. Happy birthday, Mom! It's named after Eight Dollar Mountain, which overlooks the house we grew up in in southern Oregon. By the way, I just discovered there's a bluegrass band from Ashland called "Eight Dollar Mountain."