Russ Franzen is a songwriter and balladeer who performs original songs about the history of Lake Boats, Lighthouses, Shipwrecks, and life along the Great Lakes.
I added a field recording of my latest song, Dance With the Tiller, to my Songs page. The easiest way to steer a canal boat is to straddle the wooden tiller and move it with your legs. Our lead interpreter refers to it as "dancing with the tiller." It was too good a line to ignore.