Travis Edmonson was an American singer-songwriter from San Francisco, California, who recorded material both solo and as one half of the folk duo Bud & Travis. Edmonson befriended the young David Crosby and treated the aspiring hipster to his first taste of marijuana. He also recorded this Crosby-penned song for his Travis On His Own album.
This was the first song that David Crosby ever wrote. He told Mojo magazine (February 2014): "l've always been fascinated with wagon trains and the movement of people west. It wasn't a very good song."
He added: "I think the first song I wrote that was any good was 'Everybody's Been Burned,' which I did when l was with The Byrds."