A Song For Every State
My ‘Song of the Day’ on Facebook was the Tennessee Waltz.’ We lived in Knoxville a few years and still have a lot of fond memories.
One time my wife played a regional teacher’s convention and the band came up with a song for every state represented. We just did it off the top of our heads. I dug the ‘Alabama Jubilee.’ We both loved ‘Carolina on my Mind’ even though it wasn’t bluegrass. I know you are not surprised the ‘Banjo Diva’ had to have ‘Rocky Top’ on the set list. Alaska wasn’t there but I’d like ‘North to Alaska’ if they had been.
It occurred to me there are a lot of states I am not as familiar with as I should be. Before I get travel with my book I’d love to hear from you guys. What song do you like for your state? It can be but does not have to be your state song, although I’d love to collect that list too. If you send them to me I’ll keep ’em in my tour file.
When you go to Rome you gotta do like the Romans. It hit me I have spent my whole life right here in Harvey County. If it hadn’t been for all the bands touring through I might not have known of the outside world. I can’t think of a better way to know the heart of a state than to know the music people love there. No reason to confine it to the U.S. either. I’d love to hear from folks all over.
Let’s see now. Is there a ‘New Hampshire Breakdown?’ Or how ’bout “On Some Foggy Green Mountain Top’ for Vermont? Y’all (or you guys as the case may be) let me know.
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