1. Shake the Tree

From the recording Shake the Tree

Initially published in a full-page of the New York Times on 1/4/2004 titled Uncovering A Millstone Who Done It, the true story which inspired this song contains striking parallels between mob abuse in the name of Liberty in colonial times, and actions of the US government today. The ruins of Beebe's mills on both sides of majestic Chapman Falls at Devils Hopyard State Park in East Haddam, CT serve as a reminder to guard our civil liberties such as Freedom of Speech. In late 2012, this compelling Revolutionary War history story was finally verified by CT State Archeologist Nicolas Bellantoni of History Channel fame. For more information see the CT History section of lousorrentino.com