- Album Name:Laughing With The Reckless
- Artist:The Contenders
- Title:SAVE A PLACE AT THE TABLE
- Band:The Contenders
- Billy Thin's joint:hey. some nice mellow folkish americana today. kind of sad, but kind of good for a rainy day which it is here. enjoy. billy
DESCRIPTION: The original concept of this song was to talk about the idea of not wanting to miss anything… the party, good times, memorable experiences etc. In its infancy, the original chord progression and refrain of "Save a Place at the Table" jogged a powerful memory in Josh. After his father, with whom he was extremely close, passed away in 2003, his mother wrote a poem called "Empty Chair." We used this poem as a taking off point for the third verse, which is told from Josh’s father’s perspective of offering guidance and comfort to his loved ones that he left behind.