Whiskey’s Made for Drinkin’: Ghost of Stephen Foster


With October fast approaching and a little nip in the air I felt like a little ghosties & ghoulies music and animation was called for.

A little factoid for those who might find it of interest. Stephen Foster a prolific 19th century songwriter is often referred to as “the father of American music.”  Some of his songs still widely recognized today are “Beautiful Dreamer”, “Camptown Races”, and “Oh! Susanna.”

This tribute song and video is by the Squirrel Nut Zippers. The video, directed by Raymond Persi and Matthew Nastuk, won an award for best animated music video at the Vancouver Animation Festival in 1999.