A Global Army of Veteran Rockers
An admittedly low brow idea, but I have always wanted to put together a collection of songs that feature each one of the 50 states. I can come up with the simple states (Neil Young–Alabama), but nothing springs to mind that says for instance, Delaware. So help me–-the State reference can be in the name of the band, the song title, or even a passing lyric. (However, please spare me [and the rest of us] the reference in Michael Martin Murphy’s Wildflower where he mentions a “cold Nebraska night . . .” or any other song in that zip code. I am not that desperate to fulfill this low brow idea--if I have to go there.)
Dig into those catalogs and post those songs....(for your easy reference here is a list of all 50 states: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming).
Let’s rock again.
I was raised on the Johnnys..Cash and Horton
This is one I grew up hearing alot..
good one Kurt!
Oh yeah, Johnny Horton was one of my earliest musical obsessions. When I was four years old my Dad gave me a "Best of" 8-track and I would listen to it with headphones while my parents watched TV.
Maine! Robert Lockwood Jr. got the blues about his Sweet Woman from Maine...
North Dakota checks in with one for our Americana section--this is all kind of fine. Chris Knight--North Dakota
[And for my Americana music lovers on the Tribe, and you know who you are...YOU MUST GO TO MUSICFOG.COM]
It's not one of my favorites of hers, but Nanci Griffith has "Deadwood, South Dakota"
You're right. Not one of her best works, but still alright.
One more for Indiana..? Oh my my ..Oh hell yes!!
Hank III "Mississippi Mudd"
Washington Bullets--the Clash:
Another one for California
Viginia..more than likely a woman , not the state but such great advice for keeping your shoes clean..so why not?!