“Camas Swale” cd by Eugene folk singer Diane DeVillers who is a counterculture baby booming woman who grew up in Wisconsin and moved out to Oregon during the early eighties. Let her music take you back to a time where everything folk comes at you with clarity and emotion.
Come into the mind of a woman who lived a self-reliant life and listen to her songs that tell the story about her loves and those she left behind. Saginaw Mountain is a song about a tree sitter who goes to protest the logging of the mountain. The story unfolds about a man who tries to stop a timber sale and his stay up in the limbs of an old growth douglas fir.
Another song “Just one More” is about the excesses in life and how you can get caught up in the pitfalls of love and a wild existence. This song is more of a rock song but it’s one of our standards from when she played with a band called “Nervous Rex” with her boyfriend Vinnie whom she’s lived with for over 22 years.
“Let you in” another rock song played on acoustic guitar with Vinnie playing bass, is a song about a love affair with its rocky overtures that takes you into the night filled with regrets and a yearning for love at a time when love is new.
A writer who just published three novels in her paperback book called "The Eve Chronicles". The first book is called"From the Waters of Coyote Springs" the second, "Felix and Eve" and the third is "The Arrangement". All three are available separately in ebook format.I grew up in Wisconsin, then moved out west to Oregon in the early eighties, I worked as a forester all over Oregon and in some of the most remote areas of the Wallowa Mountains near the notrious Hells Canyon around the Snake River in eastern Oregon. The book begins there taken from out of my journals. Eve is looking for her place in the world."Felix and Eve" takes place in the coastal town of Gold Beach, which is known for astounding sunsets. Eve is hired as a live-in caregiver to Felix, a cantankerous man who sees no reason why she is there. They develop a close relationship that turns the summer into a learning experience for each of the."The Arrangement" is about Eve, as a retired baby boomer who finally settles in the eclectic town of Eugene. Eve owns property on the mystical Moon Mountain. Vinnie her long time friend, lives in a yurt in her back yard. Every year she gets a letter with a skeleton key in it, and she travels to Catalina Island to spend the summer with a former lover. Vinnie stays behind to caretake her extensive gardens. He is in love with Eve but remains silent.After my forestry days were done, I returned to my former social service career and worked 20 years with people with disabilities. Ironically I had to retire due to symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis.I found my journals from the eighties in the back of my closet and wrote three fictionalized memoirs. Having to retire due to MS was one of the best things that has happened to me. I retired early and was able to be the author I had always dreamed of.