1. Cold Harbor

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Cold Harbor

Daniel Crabtree

Written by Daniel Crabtree

Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)

ISRC QM2PK1720957

Executive Producer-Daniel Crabtree

Producer-Scott Vestal

Co-Producer-Cody Kilby

Lead Vocal-Daniel Crabtree

Background Vocals-Scott Vestal, Don Rigsby

Recorded at Digital Underground Studio

Recording Engineer-Scott Vestal

Mixed and Mastered -Scott Vestal

Graphic Design- Danielle Staton


Cody Kilby-Guitar

Scott Vestal-Banjo

Mike Bub-Bass

Jesse Brock-Mandolin

Jason Carter-Fiddle

Jeff Partin-Resonator Guitar

Patrick D'Arcy Bodhran-Penny Whistle

Song and Artist Bio

Singer and songwriter Daniel Crabtree released a new exclusive song, "Cold Harbor." Daniel has written a powerful song based on a true story of one of the most deadly battles in the American Civil war.

The track is a team effort; it was produced by engineer and famous banjo player Scott Vestal, along with respected instrumentalist Cody Kilby and veteran songwriter Daniel Crabtree at the Digital Underground Studio.

"In the song, I tried to imagine some semblance of what it must have been like. The final victory was won by Lee's army during the war. The Union army lost ten to thirteen thousand men over twelve days. I penned these words to commemorate the battle and the lives lost during our history. Let us not forget the price that's been paid so that we might live as one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all."

- Daniel Crabtree.

Daniel just released his chart-topping album "Closer Than I've Ever Been." He released a stellar fourth album, The Way I See It. Crabtree wrote all 13 tracks and has become one of the celebrated singers/songwriters in today's gospel, roots, and bluegrass music. His songs embrace the human spirit through clever lyrics, for which Daniel Crabtree's writing is known. The project combines secular and spiritual songs produced by award-winning artist/songwriter/producer Donna Ulisse. Once again, the tracks were recorded and engineered by the multi-talented Scott Vestal.

Daniel's recent accomplishments include recognition by the Independent Music Awards, which named "Piedmont Train" as the "Best Bluegrass Song of 2019," and a nomination by the International Acoustic Music Awards for "Best Bluegrass Song" ("Sally Sunday").

Famous bluegrass artists Larry Sparks, Valerie Smith, and others have recorded his songs.

Recently, the gospel songs recorded by Sparks, "Don't Take Your Eyes Off of Jesus" and "All Over Me," have been charted on Bluegrass Today. Daniel's "He'll Change Your Life" charted on the Gospel Bluegrass Today Charts in 2021.

His first two albums were original gospel songs. "I recorded two full gospel projects first because I felt that was my strongest material," Daniel says. His next album was secular material. His fourth album, The Way I See It, combines secular and gospel songs. Donna produced all four of the albums. Daniel records at Scott Vestal's Digital Underground Recording Studio in Greenbrier, Tennessee.

"Most of my songs are from personal experiences," Daniel says, "but some are completely made up from my imagination." Expect a new complete project, "Storms on the Ocean," from Daniel Crabtree soon

Three Girls I Work For Publishing (ASCAP)

PO Box 290219, Nashville, Tn. 37229



Bell Buckle Records and Media

PO Box 94

Somerset, VA 22972




Cold Harbor
Daniel Crabtree

Mechanicsville ,Virginia summer 1864
Two weeks of horror in the heart of a civil war
Union took the crossroads Rebels all dug in
Gunfire raging like sheets ripping in the wind
Like sheets ripping in the wind

Cold Harbor
Thirteen days of hell
A dark part of history
Hist’ry knows it well

Wrote my name down and pinned it to my chest
Took my blood stained diary held close to my breast
Pinned my last entry there on the battlefield
This day on June third at Cold Harbor I was killed
Today at Cold Harbor I was killed

Cold Harbor
Thirteen days of hell
A dark part of history
Hist’ry knows it well

Grant gave the orders really had no plan
Troops slaughtered, as we followed his command
My boots red as crimson blood flowing on the ground
It was there at Cold Harbor that day they shot me down
That day the Rebels shot me down

Cold Harbor
Thirteen days of hell
A dark part of history
Hist’ry knows it well

Daniel Crabtree