2015 demo:
  • lead and background vocals: Doug
  • piano, bass and acoustic guitar: Doug
  • drums and percussion: Drums On Demand samples
  • banjo and dobro: Yamaha Piaggero NP-V80 keyboard
  • recording software: Sonar 3.1 Producer
  • mastering software: Izotope Ozone 3
  • recorded Nov 17-8, 2015 at Bird-On-Fire Recording / West Union, Iowa

original 1979 recording:
  • lead vocal and guitar: Kevin Conner
  • background vocals: Lisa and Katy Canfield
  • piano: Doug
  • drums: Mark Stahr
  • bass: Don Eberhart / John Senn
  • recorded at: IGL Studios / Milford, Iowa


"By The Light" was written by Kevin Conner for our 1979 album, Yellow River Serenade. I've always liked this song and decided that after 36 years, the song needed to be revisited; so I worked up this new version. Who knows, maybe it'll end up on our next CD.

To listen to the original recording along with some other cuts off the Yellow River Serenade album, click here.

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Doug Koempel © 2015
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SONG #39

writer: Kevin Conner

This version is a 2015 demo
which has not been released.
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The song was originally recorded
in 1979 by the Memory Brothers.
album: Yellow River Serenade
publishing: Blue Baker Music BMI